Washington has had limited sanctuary protections since 2017. This bill would limit the ability of police to ask about immigration status in noncriminal situations and require schools, courthouses and other facilities to minimize the risk of being used for immigration stops.
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Seattle was once dubbed "America's greenest city" for leading the charge on climate change. But despite the hype we stubbornly can't seem to cut our...
Legislature’s solution to McCleary school-funding case leaves most state districts projecting budget shortfalls
Most school-districts are already forecasting multimillion dollar shortfalls for years to come. Will lawmakers roll back parts of their court-ordered plan to increase state spending...
Republican Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Cathy McMorris Rodgers vote to block Trump’s emergency declaration
Both congresswomen said that they supported Trump's push for a wall, but were voting to preserve the powers delegated to Congress.