Josh Kelety

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Bill to ban the death penalty heard in committee

The hearing attracted passionate testimony from both sides of the issue.

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Bills intended to expand and empower voters move ahead in Olympia

They will allow same-day voter registration and local redistricting to empower minorities.

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State takes aim at opioid crisis

Bills would limit opioid prescriptions, invest in treatment options.

Ballot initiative threat has energy industry warming to carbon tax

Support for the governor’s proposed tax is tepid, but it’s there.

Capital budget passed, but affordable housing across the state still threatened

Some projects aimed at homeless families and disabled veterans won’t happen.