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 By Taylor McAvoy    News    February 1, 2018

Workplace bullying and sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers

OLYMPIA (Jan. 26) -- Proposals before the state Legislature would grant new protections from sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The bills come after national reports about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged repeated...

 By Alex Visser    News    February 1, 2018

Senate votes to extend college financial aid to state Dreamers

OLYMPIA (Jan. 25) -- A bipartisan effort in the Senate passed a bill Jan. 24 that would extend financial opportunities in higher education to some undocumented immigrant students in Washington state. Senate Bill 5074 makes a couple of existing...


WDFW director resigns to pursue other personal and professional goals

After three years as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Dr. Jim Unsworth informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission that he will resign his position effective Feb. 7. "This has been a challenging, educational,...


WDFW approves February razor clam digging dates

Razor clam digging got underway recently on various coastal beaches. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. Four beaches will be...


Mule boys upset Winlock in overtime

A terrific overtime win against Winlock on Jan. 24 offset two tough losses for the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team last week. In front of a home crowd last Wednesday, the Mules avenged an earlier...


Lady Mules gain three more league victories

Photos and story by Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won three more games this week to bring their record to 13-1 in league and 15-3 overall. Freshman Paige Mace led the team...

 By Taylor McAvoy    News    February 1, 2018

DV harassment could end in gun rights revocation

OLYMPIA (Jan. 24) -- A proposed bill would add harassment to a list of domestic violence crimes for which someone can have their firearm rights revoked. SB 6298, sponsored by Senator Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, adds harassment crimes in a domestic...

 By Josh Kelety    News    February 1, 2018

Transit advocates fear it will cut funding for key projects

OLYMPIA (Jan. 26) -- The state House of Representatives passed a bill Jan. 24 that would reduce car tab taxes that help finance regional transportation projects. The bill, HB 2201, would require Sound Transit to change its formula for valuing cars an...


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