Sean Harding

Lawmakers propose new restrictions to benefit southern resident orcas

Establishes a 650-yard “no-go” zone for whale watchers until at least 2023

 

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

Program to be supported by fees paid by farmers

 

Effort to prevent lead exposure would restrict minors’ access to ammo

Dealers and ranges would be required to display warning signs for lead ammo

 

Gov. Inslee signs off on first law of 2019

WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the first bill of the 2019 legislative session at a ceremony in the State Reception Room… Continue reading

Lawmaker proposes task force to tackle tax reform

WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposal by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, would create a Washington state revenue reform task force to review the state… Continue reading

Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works at an emergency room in Sunnyside, Oregon. The pair of doctors were meeting with six different legislators on Jan. 30 on behalf of Kaiser Permanente in support of action that they believe lower drug prices. - Photo by Sean Harding, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Doctors meet with legislators to push for lower drug prices

Visitors to the Washington State Capitol this week included Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works… Continue reading

Rebecca Hoffman, M.D., a family physician based in Salmon Creek and Tony Carnevale, M.D., who works at an emergency room in Sunnyside, Oregon. The pair of doctors were meeting with six different legislators on Jan. 30 on behalf of Kaiser Permanente in support of action that they believe lower drug prices. - Photo by Sean Harding, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Wheeled drones may be coming to a sidewalk near you

Legislation would establish regulatory framework for small, wheeled-robots

Texting motorists may face steeper fines in school zones

WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone… Continue reading

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across Washington attended the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 1152, which would prohibit law enforcement officers and agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling. (Sean Harding / WNPA Olympia News Bureau)

Washington motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

WNPA Olympia News Bureau For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law enforcement based on their look… Continue reading

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across Washington attended the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 1152, which would prohibit law enforcement officers and agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling. (Sean Harding / WNPA Olympia News Bureau)