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 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 18, 2018

Legislators hold hearings on firearm bills

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington State residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday Jan. 15. Hundreds lined up along the...

 

Master Gardener training offered

Washington State University Extension in Cowlitz County is offering Master Gardener Volunteer training starting in January in Longview. Participants receive over 90 hours of training covering in-depth community gardening topics from edible and...

 

Mule boys beat Loggers, Mountaineers

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team added to their win column, beating Onalaska and Rainier this week. They are 4-5 in league play, and 4-6 overall. Last Wednesday, the Mules had a great run in...

 

Lady Mules dump Rainier, lose to Tigers

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team split games on the road this week against Rainier and Napavine, bringing their record to 9-1 in league, and 11-3 overall. Rainier proved to be no match for the Lady Mules on Thursday. Wahkiakum won 63-12....

 

School Sports

Comet Boys Basketball January 18 WA School for the Deaf 3:30/7:00 23 at Columbia Adventist 3:30/7:00 25 Firm Foundation 7:00 30 Wash. School for the Deaf 7:00 31 at Willapa Valley 5:00/7:30 February 2 at Three Rivers Christian 3:30/7:00 Home games in...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 18, 2018

Lawmakers advance a voluntary waiver of gun rights for those at risk

OLYMPIA (Jan. 18) -- A bill giving people at risk of suicide the option to voluntarily give up their right to keep a firearm passed the Senate Law and Justice Committee unanimously. The next step for the bill is the Rules Committee before it gets a...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 18, 2018

State lawmakers re-consider eliminating statute of limitations on sex crimes

OLYMPIA (Jan. 18) -- A bill passed in the State House of Representatives last year offers some hope for people who were sexually assaulted years ago and want to see the one who harmed them prosecuted. But that hope faces some difficult challenges in...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 18, 2018

Once again, lawmakers consider requiring health plans to cover abortions

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- A bill to expand birth control choices for women is before the Legislature for the fifth year in a row. Senate Bill 6219, also called the Reproductive Parity Act, would require health plans that offer maternity coverage to also...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 18, 2018

Legislature passes bill to settle water use dispute

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- One of the year’s most important legislative battles in Washington state came to a surprisingly quick conclusion last Thursday evening when a water-use bill passed both chambers and went to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee, who...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 18, 2018

Initiative threat has industry warming to proposed carbon tax

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) --With environmental activists threatening a carbon tax ballot initiative, some manufacturing and energy companies are opting to work with lawmakers on Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently proposed tax rather than flat out...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 18, 2018

Capital Budget passed, but housing issues still remain

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) --The state Legislature passed a capital budget on Jan. 18—a day late for affordable housing projects across the state to receive crucial funding. Affordable housing developers had until 5 p.m. on Jan. 17 to apply for federal low...

 

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