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Washington House Votes To "Ban The Box"

Feb 7, 2018
ACLU of Washington

The Washington House voted today (Wednesday) for legislation that would “ban the box.” The bill forbids employers from including a box on the application that asks people about their criminal backgrounds.

Washington Secretary of State

A Washington House committee is considering a bill that would allow people to register to vote and then cast ballots on the same day.

The Senate has already approved it.

With traffic congestion getting ever worse in the Seattle metro area, two classes of solo drivers are asking for permission to use the carpool lanes.

But it's a hard sell in Olympia.

A bill that’s making its way through the Washington state House of Representatives would make campaign contributions more transparent. It passed the state Senate last month.

Last month, a Washington state resident was fined more than $8,000 for poaching three wolves in 2016. DNA evidence linked him to three separate kills, but other poaching cases remain unsolved. 

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