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Ask Tina 4: Crisis Intervention Training & Payday Loans

Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) responds to constituent e-mails on crisis intervention training for police officers, and on payday loans.

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Legislación extiende tiempo de conservación de muestras de ADN para crímenes graves

La Cámara de Diputados del Estado de Washington ha votado a favor de establecer normas estrictas sobre el tiempo que se deben conservar las muestras de ADN relacionadas a delitos graves. Mientras que las muestras de ácido desoxirribonucleico, mejor conocido como ADN, no son balas mágicas para los oficiales de la ley, sí han demostrado ser cruciales para determinar la culpabilidad o inocencia en un creciente número de casos. Pero si no existen muestras de ADN cuando se necesitan, nadie … Continue reading

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Proposal to raise smoking age passes House Health Care Committee with bipartisan vote

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 passed a key legislative hurdle today. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved the bill in a bipartisan 12 to 3 vote. “This legislation will protect young Washingtonians from the health consequences of a lifetime of addiction,” Ferguson said. “If we do nothing, more than 100,000 kids in our state are currently projected to die prematurely from the effects of smoking. But if we … Continue reading

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