Emma Scher

Lawmakers propose task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

WNPA Olympia News Bureau — According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle has more cases of missing and murdered American Indian… Continue reading


Proposed legislation would vacate some marijuana convictions

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Some convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession may be able to apply to have the crime vacated from their records. Individuals would… Continue reading


Lawmakers consider 1 percent loans for college students

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Democrats are pushing to fund a program that would give Washington high school graduates access to state student loans at a… Continue reading


Burial, cremation, or…compost?

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Giving a whole new meaning to “pushing up daisies,” Washington residents may be able to compost their bodies into soil when… Continue reading

House talks housing: tenants and landlords remain divided

WNPA Olympia News Bureau A package of bills aimed at reforming eviction practices were considered in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee this week.… Continue reading

Profiled pooch owners may be able to appeal breed-based bans in cities

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions… Continue reading

Washington State explores new ways to assist homeless college students

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Two proposed bills could give homeless college students free room and board, reduced-price meals and access to short-term housing during seasonal… Continue reading

Homeless youth support may be extended and refined by Senate

WNPA Olympia News Bureau For the past nine years, the population of students in Washington experiencing homelessness has increased. More than 40,000 elementary, middle and… Continue reading

Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just don’t agree on how to… Continue reading

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Jan. 24… Continue reading