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A teen girl rescued from a human trafficking ring after a police operation in Guatemala. (Getty Images)

Human Trafficking Bills Pass State Legislature

House and Senate leaders will meet to finalize legislation.

02/13/2014

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Inslee Signs Gender-Neutral Language Bill

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed off on the final installment of a six-year effort to make language in the state’s copious laws gender-neutral.

CBS Seattle–04/23/2013

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State Senate Group Blocks Abortion Insurance

A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate blocked discussion on a plan to require insurers to cover abortion Wednesday, voting down a procedural motion after a tense exchange about why the legislation has languished in the chamber.

04/17/2013

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Employers Ask Job Seekers for Facebook Passwords

Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks.

03/20/2012

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Susan Powell’s Parents Want New Custody Bill in WA; Ann Rule to Write Powell Story

Josh Powell’s in-laws are traveling to Olympia to discuss changes in how the state handles child protection. They also plan to meet with Seattle true crime writer Ann Rule.

02/23/2012

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NJ Legislators Hope to Woo Amazon to New Jersey

Legislation designed to encourage major online retailers like Amazon.com to locate in New Jersey has been introduced, according to the Associated Press. The legislation would allow Amazon to forego sales tax collections until September of 2013 in exchange for its $65 million investment.

02/21/2012

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WA Lawmaker Proposes Tougher DUI Penalties

A Washington state lawmaker and two county prosecutors are backing proposed legislation to increase sentencing ranges in drunken driving fatalities.

12/28/2011