Position open on East Wenatchee Planning Commission

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee has a position opening on the city’s seven-member planning commission. The primary role of the planning commission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council regarding land use matters. Members also conduct public hearings for various land use permits. The planning commission typically meets once per month. Any adult...
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Legislature passes major wins in fight against homelessness

OLYMPIA — Advocates fighting homelessness are notching some major wins from the Washington State Legislature.
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Hawkins’ Leavenworth bill receives legislative support

OLYMPIA — Sen. Brad Hawkins last week obtained full support for his legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area. The Senate on March 7 unanimously agreed with changes made by the House of Representatives to Hawkins’ Senate Bill 6055, according to a news release from Hawkins’ office. His bipartisan measure, which was...
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Council discusses garbage rate increase

At the Feb. 20 Waterville Town Council meeting, town Clerk/Treasurer Marsha Peterson presented proposed rate increases for garbage services.
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Lawmakers face backlash over SB 6617

OLYMPIA — Following last week’s rapid-fire vote on a bill to exempt the Legislature from state public records laws, lawmakers are going into damage control with public backlash mounting.
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Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban

OLYMPIA — A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon’s rate of fire, is a step closer to becoming law.
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Voluntary waiver of firearm rights is close to becoming law

OLYMPIA — A bill that would allow people at risk of suicide to voluntarily give up their gun rights passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 77-20 on Feb. 23. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on Jan. 24.
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John Kerry visits Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax

OLYMPIA — At the request of Gov. Jay Inslee, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the state Capitol on Feb. 13 to advocate for the governor’s proposed carbon tax.
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Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid another discussion on mass shootings

OLYMPIA — Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation.
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Proposal to eliminate the death penalty passes the state Senate

OLYMPIA — A bill to eliminate the death penalty in Washington state is a step closer to being signed into law.
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