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 By Emma Scher    News    February 28, 2019

Legislators address facial recognition issues

OLYMPIA (Feb. 22) -- Washington State may impose restrictions on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology. House Bill 1654 would require state and local government agencies to have a warrant if they are monitoring public footage, and...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 31, 2019

Gun proposal would outlaw state database

• Bill would prohibit aggregation of personal information of the DOL • Initiative 1639 passed last year widened scope of background checks By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA (Jan. 24) — The public last week weighed in on a proposed...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 31, 2019

All want to clean up energy sector, but no one agrees

• Democrat bill would penalize companies who are not using 100 percent renewable sources by 2045 • Republicans would create incentives to transition Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 31, 2019

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Thursday to express support for a statewide ban on single-use plastic straws. The idea for Senate Bill 5077 was originally conceived...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 24, 2019

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

(OLYMPIA) Jan. 18, 2019--Former California Governor Jerry Brown was in Olympia late Jan. 17 to support Governor Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals. Just hours earlier, the state Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a hearing...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 24, 2019

Bill would offer more protections for health care "whistleblowers"

(Olympia) Jan. 17, 2019-- Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t work for the facility they’re reporting. Currently, confidentiality and retaliatory protections only...

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 24, 2019

Carlyle hits the gas on renewable energy bill

• Sponsor wants next step forward taken by next week • Preliminary fiscal note anticipates $650,000 (OLYMPIA) Jan. 18, 2019--A bill to transition Washington into a state that runs entirely on renewable energy will go to the Senate floor if Sen....

 
 By Emma Scher    News    January 17, 2019

Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax

• Four environmental reform bills filed Thursday • Funding fuels partisan debate • Switch from big approaches to smaller policies After state voters soundly rejected a carbon fee initiative, climate advocates in the Legislature are trying to...

 

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