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Gov. Inslee Launches ‘Online’ Pot Pardon Program
A new program has been launched by Governor Jay Inslee, which would allow pardons to be granted to adults who've received a single misdemeanor pot conviction. It's officially called the Marijuana Justice Initiative.
Gov. Inslee unveiled the plan over the weekend...
Is Statewide Tax on Plastic Shopping Bags Coming?
A group of Washington state legislators are seeking to pass legislation that would add a $.2 cent tax for every plastic grocery shopping bag used by stores. When the legislature meets for the 2019 session, the effort will begin.
A a similar plan was tried in the last legislative session, but it faile…
Report: WA State Data Breaches Up 26% Over Last Year
According to a new report released by the Washington State Attorney General's office, 3.4 million state residents were potentially affected by data breaches so far this year, an increase of 26% from 2017.
The study looked at data between July of last year and this year, and found the number of p…
WA Officials Will Request Record Budget for Fighting Wildfires
October 10th, Wednesday Washington State Department of Natural Resources officials say they will present their request for what's believed to be the largest amount ever requested for fighting wildfires.
DNR Commissioner Hilary Franz will unveil the package at a press conference Wednesday morning…
State Senate Votes to Abolish Death Penalty , House Likely Next
Although previous efforts to do away with the Death Penalty in Washington state failed, with a Democratic-controlled Senate (by 1 vote) and an already Democratic-controlled House, it appears it will happen.
The Senate voted 26-22 to abolish the penalty, keep in mind there's been a moratorium on …

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