Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon walked into the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning to sell his proposal to scrap the state’s Cold War-era subversive activities law. But with the recent terrorist attack on a satirical Parisian newspaper fresh in their minds, Republican lawmakers recommended keeping the law. Some even suggested updating and reactivating it as a 21st century…More
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Olympia’s unofficial “DUI policy day” on Tuesday featured just five tweaks to drunken-driving laws, a package described even by supporters as modest. House Bills 2344, 2503, 2506, 2507 and 2728, heard in the state House Judiciary Committee, would mostly clarify or reinforce some unclear parts of current law and stiffen penalties…More
How can Washington state reduce drunken driving? The Legislature is weighing that question now in the aftermath of two high-profile crashes that killed three people and injured two others. On Thursday at noon, Seattle Times readers are invited to chat online with a state lawmaker and a DUI defense attorney about various proposals to crack down…More