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October 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Yakima drops portion of redistricting proposal

By Mike Faulk / Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA — The Yakima City Council has formally dropped what it calls a “nonessential element” from its proposed electoral redistricting plan developed in response to a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. The city had proposed a plan with five voting districts and two at-large seats, both of which would…

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February 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Bill regulating unmanned drones gets committee approval

OLYMPIA — A bill regulating the use of unmanned drones in Washington state cleared the House Public Safety committee Thursday after heated public testimony about privacy rights and crime prevention. House Bill 1771 sponsored by Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, would require agencies using or buying drones to get approval from the Legislature or local governments. Drones…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: aclu, rep. david taylor, Rep. Matt Shea