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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

March 13, 2013 at 6:41 PM

State House passes ‘Washington Dream Act’

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Dream Act was approved by the state House on Wednesday, bringing undocumented students one step closer to being eligible for the State Need Grant. The measure was approved 77-20, with unanimous Democrat support and a split vote on the Republican side. It was the last piece of House legislation to make…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: ed murray, larry haler, Washington State Dream Act