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Future of King County Arts Tax Proposal Uncertain
SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Councilmember has pulled legislation that would have put a sales-tax measure for the arts on the August ballot.
King County Executive Dow Constantine last month proposed a 0.1 percent bump in the sales tax to raise $469 million over seven years for arts and science …
Washington Lawmakers Seek Help for Tiny Home Market
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers are considering legislation to help the tiny home market.
The Olympian reports that Rep. Brian Blake, an Aberdeen Democrat, has sponsored a bill that lets cities and counties reduce room-size requirements so tiny house builders can create smaller…
Daughters of Casey Kasem, Peter Falk Tackle Elder Visitation
 
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The daughters of two late celebrities are pushing separate legislation in Washington state seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders in honor of their fathers' end-of-life struggles.
Their stories are similar: Kerri Kasem and Catherine Falk were blocked …
The Cost Of Higher Education…Students Get Involved!
Skyrocketing tuition increases at state colleges and universities are making it difficult for students and their parents to afford higher education. One state lawmaker has a bill that would give students more participation in finding efficiencies that could affect the cost of tuition...
California Social Studies to Feature Homosexual Contibutions
California lawmakers want  Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to sign off on a bill  requiring public schools to teach the contributions of gays and lesbians in American history as part of the social studies curriculum. 
Former Republican former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed …