Rep. Sherry Appleton’s dog-breed bill signed by Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA—Under current law, cities in Washington state are allowed to prohibit residents from keeping certain breeds of dogs within the city limits. The usual targets of such laws are, of... READ MORE

Appleton scores victory in effort to end breed-specific dog bans

OLYMPIA – Persistence pays off.  After years of effort, state Rep. Sherry Appleton on Wednesday (Apr. 17) celebrated final passage of her bill to prohibit local governments in Washington from... READ MORE

Appleton’s dog-breed bill OK’d by state House

OLYMPIA—For years, city governments in Washington state have had the power to prohibit residents from owning certain breeds of dogs. The usual targets of such laws were, of course, pit... READ MORE

Rep. Sherry Appleton to chair Council of State Governments’ new Public Safety Committee

OLYMPIA – The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) announced today (Tue., Dec. 4) that Washington State Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-23rd, Poulsbo) will chair the CSG West Public Safety Committee for the... READ MORE

APPLETON UPDATE: 2018 Legislative Session Report

To my Kitsap friends and neighbors, I considered starting this Appleton Update by saying that 2018 was a very successful session in Olympia. But rather than sound self-serving, I want... READ MORE