Leona Vaughn

Sex education becomes a requirement for Washington state public schools | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law… Continue reading

 

Washington state Legislature bans single-use plastic bags | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law… Continue reading

 

State lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from warrantless arrests at court | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected arrests thanks to the protection that legislation currently under consideration in… Continue reading

 

More drug offenders would be sentenced to treatment instead of prison under proposed law | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Proposals moving through the Legislature would expand the eligibility of incarcerated people to receive treatment for substance abuse in lieu of or concurrently… Continue reading

Lawmakers move to ban styrofoam food containers in Washington state | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers plan to eliminate the use of styrofoam food-service products in Washington state by enacting a bill to stop its sale and distribution.… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state… Continue reading

Democratic lawmakers propose law to protect domestic worker rights | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A measure designed to protect the health, safety, and overall well-being of domestic workers in Washington state has been sponsored by Democratic senators… Continue reading

Senate moves to kill death penalty | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - The death penalty would no longer be a sentencing option in Washington state if lawmakers enact a bill passed by the Senate on… Continue reading

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters… Continue reading

Governor talks up state’s positives, notes areas to improve | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. “Washington state… Continue reading