penalties

State House Passes Bill Decriminalizing Teen Sexting
There's been a lot of opposition to this bill, especially from House Republicans, but it passed the Democratic-controlled House.
Proposed by Rep. Noel Frame of Seattle, House Bill 1742 would remove the felony charge for a teen sending a nude or otherwise obvious sexually-explicit photo of themse…
'Banished' Bellevue H.S. Wants Government 'Oversight' of WIAA
I guess some parents, schools and coaches just don't get it. Less than 18 months after the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association slapped Bellevue with the most harsh penalties ever for a high school football program, now some team parents are saying they want the legislature to &apo…
State Senate Toughens WA DUI Laws, Currently Weakest in U.S.
We will see if the State House tries to curtail this latest attempt to strengthen our state's DUI laws. For the sixth straight year, the GOP controlled State Senate this week voted 41-0 to make a significant change to DUI laws. The past five legislative sessions, the Democrat-controlled House d…