Category Archives: Seattle P-I

State’s war re-enactors want to up black powder limits

Washington state currently limits the amount of black powder a private citizen can store or transport to 5 pounds, but Civil War re-enactors want to up that number to match federal limits of 50 pounds. They need the smoke, they … Continue reading

Posted in Associated Press, Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wash. bill lets private schools give driver exams

Rep. Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, wants to cut wait times at the DOL by contracting out driver’s licensing exams to the private driving schools that already handle driver training. HB 1635. Also at: SeattlePI.com

Posted in Associated Press, Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lawmakers weigh stricter signature-gathering rules

To guard against signature fraud, allegedly coming from paid signature gatherers working with various initiative campaigns, Washington lawmakers want to require paid signature gatherers and signature-gathering businesses to register with name, address and photo with the Secretary of State. Initiative … Continue reading

Posted in Associated Press, Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

State lawmakers want amendment to guard pension funds

In the face of a $6.9 billion unfunded liability from two closed pension plans from the ’70s, the State Treasurer and a bipartisan coalition of legislators want to amend the state constitution to ensure yearly contribution rates to current pension … Continue reading

Posted in Associated Press, Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wash. anti-gang bill meets opposition at hearing

Attorney General Rob McKenna’s proposed anti-gang bill went up against stiff opposition from community activists and civil rights groups at a packed House hearing on Wednesday. The bill outlines injunctions that could be made against gang members or suspected gang … Continue reading

Posted in Associated Press, Seattle P-I, The Seattle Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment