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State Lawmakers Consider Tougher DUI Laws

Lawmakers are considering tightening up the state’s laws against driving under the influence after two recent cases that left three dead and two — including an infant — critically injured.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2013

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State Lawmakers Consider Gender-Neutral Language Bill

Over the past six years, state officials have engaged in the onerous task of changing the language used in the state’s copious laws, including thousands of words and phrases, many written more than a century ago when the idea of women working on police forces or on fishing boats wasn’t a consideration.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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Death Penalty Foes Introduce Measure In Olympia

Republican and Democratic lawmakers against the death penalty have introduced a measure eliminating it. But they fully acknowledge that the bill won’t go anywhere this year in Olympia.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Sheriffs And State Push Back Against Gun Control

From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines has struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions — and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions.

01/17/2013

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Groups Renew ‘Tough Love’ Take On Local Kids With Guns

Gun rights and gun control groups joined prosecutors and lawmakers Wednesday in demanding some tough love for kids who illegally carry firearms, saying teen gun violence is on the rise and current laws aren’t up to the task of dealing with it.

CBS Seattle–11/28/2012

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UW Regents Approve 16 Percent Tuition Hike

The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a 16 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2012-13 academic year.

06/07/2012

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WA Lawmakers Want DEA To Reclassify Marijuana

More than three dozen Washington state lawmakers are asking the federal government to reclassify marijuana so it can be prescribed by doctors.

01/30/2012

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WA Lawmakers Divided On Gay Marriage Debate

Top state lawmakers are split on whether the Legislature should be taking votes on gay marriage during the state’s budget crisis, with Republican leaders saying it will create an unnecessary distraction.

01/06/2012

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