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DREAM Act Push For Passage

A major push to get state lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act is the aim of the immigrant rights group One America. Rep. Charles Ross of Naches supports the measure but he is not confident it will pass in the special session now underway in Olympia

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Moxee Lawmaker Says Budget Must be Focus of Session

State Representative David Taylor of Moxee is not confident lawmakers will agree on a state budget in a special session that started Monday in Olympia.

Taylor says passing a budget is the number one priority

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DREAM Act Still Alive In State

One policy bill that could make a comeback during the Special Session is the state's DREAM Act.

A spokesperson for OneAmerica, a pro-immigration reform group said the bill is referenced in the House Budget, which essentially keeps it alive

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Yakima Police Chief Rizzi Supports a State Racketeering Law

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi would like to see the state enact a racketeering law to allow police to seize the assets of documented gang members. The chief will tell that to lawmakers today when he attends the Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs Legislative Day in Olympia

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Possible Changes to Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Business issues were once again at the forefront of the Washington State Senate as it began the third week of the legislative session. Passed in 2007, the family and medical leave insurance act included a number of provisions that affect businesses in Washington

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Yakima Officials Staking City Claims in Olympia

Lobbying for City projects is what a team from Yakima is doing in Olympia today. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. are knocking on doors of lawmakers along with City Council members Dave Ettl and Mayor Micah Cawley

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Changes in Washington State Voting Process Being Introduced

AP-It's well known that in Washington state, elections often don't end on election night, because the state's vote-by-mail system ensures that any close race will be unsettled for days afterward. But one measure introduced by Rep

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Dial in, Telephone Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be early in the scheduled 105-day Legislative session, but that is all the more reason two lawmakers representing the 15th district want to hear from the people they represent. They have scheduled a telephone town hall meeting tonight. Representatives Bruce Chandler

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First Washington State Same Sex Marriage Licenses to be Issued

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Ten same-sex couples were selected in a lottery Monday to receive some of the first licenses issued under the new Washington state law allowing gay marriage.

Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman held the lottery involving 15 couples that sought to receive their license at 12:01 a

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Marriage Certificate Options for Traditional, Same-sex Couples

New approved form retains “bride” and “groom” and adds gender-neutral option

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Revisions to Washington’s marriage certificate to conform with the new same-sex marriage law gives couples a full range of options — gender-neutral or gender-specific terms. The new

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