Taylor McAvoy

Governor Jay Inslee signs a ban on bump stocks on Tuesday, March. 6.

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

SB 5922 passed both chambers in the Washington state legislature by slim margins and largely along party lines.

 

Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.” (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA)

Washington students urge lawmakers to pass gun regulations

More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area rallied at the Capitol building in support of gun legislation.

 

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State legislators look to “ban the box”

The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.

 

A bill before lawmakers would outlaw concealed carry on private property

SB 6415 would make it unlawful to carry a concealed firearm into another home without permission, even with a license to carry.

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee members Senators Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, and Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue. (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA)

Workplace bullying and sexual harassment bills go before lawmakers

The bills come after national reports about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged bullying and sexual harassment of women.

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee members Senators Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, and Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue. (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA)

Perpetrators of domestic violence harassment could lose firearm rights

Proposed SB 6298 adds harassment crimes in a domestic violence setting to existing law.