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Another explosive year for gun bills in Washington Legislature

March 25, 2024
Jerry Cornfield, Washington State Standard

As Democrats push through new restrictions, Republicans push back on whether the changes would reduce crime and curb gun-related violence.

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Legislature decides WA schools should include LGBTQ+ history 

March 14, 2024
Scarlet Hansen, Cascade PBS

Senate Bill 5462 would require state curricula to teach the perspectives and experiences of historically marginalized groups.

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Proposed changes to state’s Death with Dignity Act spark debate

February 16, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Amendments are being considered for Washington’s Death with Dignity Act, as patients continue to work through the complex process.

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Major funding, new policies aim to provide ‘basic necessity’ of broadband

May 28, 2021
Jacqueline Allison

State legislators approved a record $411 million in the capital budget this session to expand high-speed internet across the state, in particular in communities with limited or zero connectivity.

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