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January 14, 2015 at 8:29 PM

Is red-baiting getting a 21st Century makeover in Olympia?

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…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: 2015 Legislature, Brad Klippert, Jay Rodne

February 18, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Republican Rep. Jay Rodne won’t run unopposed this year

Democrat Essie Hicks will run against Republican Jay Rodne in a race for a Legislative District 5 seat this November (photo courtesy of Essie Hicks) Washington State Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, an outspoken critic of Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent death-penalty moratorium, ran unopposed in his last election after trouncing two different Democratic candidates in 2010…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: 5th Legislative District, Essie Hicks, Jay Rodne

February 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

State House unanimously passes ‘Joel’s Law’; cost concerns remain

The state House unanimously voted this morning to approve a bill to allow people to appeal to a court if officials decline to involuntarily commit a mentally ill family member. The vote represented a victory for Doug and Nancy Reuter, who conceived and pushed the bill after their 28-year-old son, Joel, of Capitol Hill, was…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Doug Reuter, Eileen Cody, involuntary commitment

February 19, 2013 at 12:27 PM

State House committee approves universal background check for gun sales

Update: This post has been updated with reaction from state Rep. Jamie Pedersen about the bill’s prospects. OLYMPIA — A controversial gun control measure cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday, moving out of the state House Judiciary Committee on a 7-6 vote. One Republican supported the bill — state Rep. Mike Hope, a Seattle police officer who…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: gun control, Jamie Pedersen, Jay Rodne