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March 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Lawmakers say human traffickers must register as sex offenders

Washington would become the first state to require human traffickers to register as sex offenders, according to the prime sponsor of a bill that won unanimous approval Wednesday in the state Senate. The bill, which earlier gained passage in the House, now goes to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1791  designates the crime of human trafficking in…


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January 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Flurry of bills to start the legislative session

State legislators have no shortage of things to do this session. One week into the session,more than 350 bills have been filed. While some of these bills will never see the light of day, there are a few stand-outs: Legislators from both the House and Senate filed bills regarding “voluntary termination of a pregnancy,” otherwise known…


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