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March 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Activist Pramila Jayapal to run for state Senate

Activist Pramila Jayapal, who created an organization called Hate Free Zone after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to bring local Muslims and non-Muslims together, has announced plans to run for the 37th Legislative District Senate seat Adam Kline will vacate at the end of the year. For Jayapal, 48, this is her first run for…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, State legislative races | Topics: 37th District, Adam Kline, Pramila Jayapal

January 2, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Adam Kline to retire from state Senate

Adam Kline, an unabashed liberal firebrand and civil-liberties advocate who has represented South Seattle in the state Senate for 17 years, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in November. Kline said in an interview he still loves the Legislature but is ready, at 69, “to move on.” “I want the spend the next period of my life…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Adam Kline, Chris Gregoire, Gary Locke

May 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

State Senate panel OK’s changes to DUI laws

OLYMPIA — A stiffening of state DUI laws championed by Gov. Jay Inslee and a bipartisan group of lawmakers cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, moving out of the Senate Law & Justice Committee unanimously. Among other items, Senate Bill 5912 would add 10 days in jail to all minimum DUI sentences, make drunken driving a…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Adam Kline, drunken driving, DUI

April 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Inslee to unveil plan for 10-year alcohol prohibition after 3rd DUI

OLYMPIA — After days of discussions, Gov. Jay Inslee and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers said Tuesday they are nearing agreement on a far-ranging plan to overhaul Washington state’s drunken driving laws. The lawmakers said they are working on a compromise bill to put a renewed emphasis on preventing DUI offenders from consuming alcohol. But they cautioned…

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March 26, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Democrats in Olympia push U.S. constitutional amendment on campaign finance

OLYMPIA — Democrats used a state Senate committee hearing Tuesday to vent about how increasing political spending by corporations poses “a threat to our democracy.” State Sen. Adam Kline and state Rep. Jamie Pedersen, both from Seattle, urged the Senate Government Operations Committee to adopt a measure to show support for an amendment to the United States…

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November 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Marijuana legalization measure requires 40 staffers and a pot expert

The Washington State Liquor Control Board says it needs to hire 40 additional staff and bring an outside expert in marijuana to implement the voter-approved marijuana legalization measure. In a briefing to a Senate committee in Olympia on Friday, LCB director Pat Kohler said the biggest challenge of setting up a regulated marijuana market was “understanding the…

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Comments | More in homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Adam Kline, Iniative 502, liquor control board