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  • Federal judge issues preliminary injunction against Washington state law on online sex ads

    Federal judge issues preliminary injunction against Washington state law on online sex ads
    U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez on Friday issued a preliminary injuction against a new Washington state law intended to force Backpage.com and other Web sites to verify the age of people who place online classified sex ads.
  • Should Marijuana Laws In Washington be More Lenient

    The Washington Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday morning on Senate Bill 5615, a bill that would reclassify possession of small amounts of marijuana from a misdemeanor, carrying mandatory jail time, to a civil infraction and a $100...

    New Income Tax for Washington's Wealthy

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would impose a 1 percent income tax on people making more than $500,000 a year.  The bill sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, was unveiled Wednesday. It comes shortly...

    Teen Hunter's Manslaughter Trial Begins

    Teen Hunter's Manslaughter Trial Begins
    The trial of a teenager accused of shooting a hiker on a Sauk Mountain trail last summer has begun. The 14-year-old says he thought Pam Almli was a bear when he shot her from about 120 yards away last August. The boy was bear hunting with his 16-year-old...

    Legislators Look at Big Changes to Marijuana Laws

    Legislators Look at Big Changes to Marijuana Laws
    This week lawmakers will consider big changes to Washington Marijuana laws. Bills in the House and Senate would downgrade possession from a criminal violation to a civil infraction. That means getting a ticket instead of jail time. Rep. Brendan...