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April 1, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Inslee signs bills to add state developmental-disability services

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation to start to reduce a massive backlog of developmentally-disabled residents waiting for state help. Senate Bill 6387, sponsored by Redmond Republican Andy Hill, and House Bill 2746, sponsored by Lakewood Democrat Tami Green, are expected to together give services to some 5,000 families through a new program…

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March 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Lawmakers OK bill to seal ‘great majority’ of juvenile court records

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers have struck a compromise on a long-debated bill that would eventually lead to the sealing of “the great majority” of ¬†juvenile court records, in the words of the proposal’s biggest supporter. The state House voted 97-1 on Tuesday morning to approve an amended version of House Bill 1651, after¬† a unanimous…

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