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No Longer Silent: Sexual Assault Survivors Push Legislative Change

Seeking systematic reforms, victims spoke up this legislative session.

 

The Alliance for Gun Responsibility and other gun rights activists packed the Senate Ways and Means hearing room on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to hear a new piece of gun legislation. Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Washington Lawmakers Introduce New Gun Legislation

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, legislators look to pass minor gun control measures.

 

Rep. Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) battled tears during the House floor debate on a bill to ban bump stocks, while her colleague Rep. Tana Senn (D- Mercer Island) turned to comfort her. Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Washington State Legislature Moves Closer to Bump Stock Ban

The device that increases a gun’s rate of fire has been used in mass shootings.

 

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Legislature Considers Domestic Violence Survivor Workplace Protections

A new bill could safeguard victims against on-the-job discrimination.

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Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

Washington May Soon Teach Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools

The State Legislature is considering training aimed at improving child safety.

Washington State Capitol. Photo by Nicole Jennings

State Legislators Look to “Ban the Box”

The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.

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Affirmative Action Could Make a Comeback in Washington

State lawmakers are considering a change in order to fight against systematic discrimination.

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Washington Lawmakers Clash Over Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

A passed bill eliminating victims’ restrictions may not be heard in the state Senate.

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