Tag Archives: Crime

Medical-marijuana bill passes, governor threatens veto

The Senate passed the House-amended version of a bill to regulate and license medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state, but Gov. Chris Gregoire still isn’t going to sign anything that would put state employees at risk of violating federal law … Continue reading

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Governor unfazed that cop killer attended signing

When the governor signed into law a bill prohibiting motorcycle profiling last week, she was unaware that a man who had been convicted of killing an Oregon police officer 30 years earlier was standing a few feet away. She says … Continue reading

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Bill tightens legal services for immigrants

In response to recent cases of “notarios” taking advantage of immigrants seeking benefits, lawmakers introduced bills in the House & Senate, requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna, aiming to tighten the language specifying who’s authorized to assist immigrants in legal … Continue reading

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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

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WA bill would shield rape victims’ court testimony

Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Seattle, introduced a bill that would make it harder for accused rapists to directly cross-examine their victims in court, a measure that met opposition from strict Constitutionalists who argue it violates the 4th Amendment right to “face … Continue reading

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