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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.
  • Seattle Mayor, City Attorney And Councilmembers Back Medical Marijuana Bill

    Seattle Mayor, City Attorney And Councilmembers Back Medical Marijuana Bill
    In Olympia this week a House Committee held a public hearing on a medical marijuana bill. It would clarify Washington's medical marijuana laws and strengthen regulations on dispensaries. It has already passed the Senate and is getting unusual...

    New life for medical marijuana bill

    New life for medical marijuana bill
    There may be new life for Washington's controversial medical marijuana bill. Lawmakers are trying to squeeze the bill into the Special Session and it appears the governor, a skeptic of earlier versions, may be on board. "We're in the situation we are in...

    Bill would require websites running escort ads to inspect payer's ID in person

    Spoke to Kohl-Welles today and she verified that she is crafting legislation on this to be presented during the special session.. hop     Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36, Ballard), Mayor Mike McGinn, and Council Member  Time Burgess are crafting...

    State lawmaker drafting bill targeting backpage.com

    State lawmaker drafting bill targeting backpage.com
    State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, is crafting a bill that would keep minors from being exploited through sites such as backpage.com by making the website check the identification of its users in person. The website runs escort ads as part of...