Tag Archives: Washington Legislature

“Pay It Forward” College Plan – One year later

Student Loans

SEATTLE – One year ago this week, a unique idea for sending people to college without student loans was embraced by the Oregon Legislature. The “Pay It Forward” plan was created here in Washington, and has piqued interest around the

Washington to participate in first ever nationwide distracted driving crackdown

Target Zero Washington

National enforcement campaign taking place during Distracted Driving Awareness Month Law enforcement officers in Washington State will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign this month. Between April 10 and April

WA Lawmakers urged to think beyond school day in education funding

Math, science and health are all part of Yakima Valley after-school programs, some of which focus on teaching kids culinary skills. Photo courtesy 21st Century Afterschool Program.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Legislature already has some marching orders, from the governor’s budget proposal to a bill by state School Superintendent Randy Dorn to raise sales taxes to fund education. A 2012 court ruling said the state must

WA Lawmakers Urged to Think Beyond School Day in Education Funding

Math, science and health are all part of Yakima Valley after-school programs, some of which focus on teaching kids culinary skills. Photo courtesy 21st Century Afterschool Program.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Legislature already has some marching orders, from the governor’s budget proposal to a bill by state School Superintendent Randy Dorn to raise sales taxes to fund education. A 2012 court ruling said the state must

Washington Legislature funds final push to rid Puget Sound of derelict fishing nets

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The final push in a decade-long effort to clear Puget Sound of derelict fishing nets within 105 feet of the surface will get under way later this year with funding approved by the Washington State Legislature.

 

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Ecology Department Seeking Public Input for Geoduck Aquaculture Guidelines

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is asking the public for ideas to help city and county governments throughout Puget Sound address how geoduck aquaculture could be regulated under local shoreline management regulations.

Ecology is conducting