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Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

Ferguson, Inslee join forces for gun control

SEATTLE, Washington — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons.…

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

Elite Portland school reports decades of sex abuse

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Catlin Gabel School Board of Trustees is going public with a year-long investigation on sex abuse by teachers against students that have spanned decades. When claims of abuse arose on social media, the school board hired an attorney to investigate. Lori Watson of Watson Law Workplace Investigations did not perform any…

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

Fallen veterans to be honored at Oregon’s national cemeteries

PORTLAND, Oregon – Oregon’s fallen veterans will be remembered this weekend. Nationwide, cemeteries like Willamette National Cemetery in Portland will be honoring fallen veterans Saturday. “This year we have over 9,000 wreaths that have been purchased and donated for placement at the national cemetery,” said Willamette National Cemetery Administrative Officer Roger Huntley.  “Each person, when…

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill

News Release from Washington State Senate Republican Caucus OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington Senator Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) hopes to honor our iconic Washington apples in 2020 by introducing legislation to create a Washington apple license plate. Hawkins is teaming up with the Washington Apple Commission and the Washington Apple Education Foundation on the bill, which…

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

New overtime rules restore protections for thousands of WA workers

News Release from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries TUKWILA, Washington ­– The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Wednesday announced rules changes that will restore overtime protection to tens of thousands of workers and create a fair minimum salary level for workers who don’t receive overtime pay. The new rules use…

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

Convicted murderer dies in WW penitentiary

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Kent man serving a 40-year sentence for murder died Thursday in the Washington State Penitentiary. Cleanthony Baby Ray Jimmerson, 34, became “unresponsive and limp” when prison staff responded to his cell at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5. According to Washington State Penitentiary spokeswoman Allison Window, Jimmerson was responsive when staff responded…

Dems will support trade agreement

Dems will support trade agreement

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressed pleasure when House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would support the U-S/Mexico/Canada Agreement. “USMCA is a big win for American workers and the economy, especially for our farmers and ranchers,” Perdue wrote in a prepared statement. “The agreement improves virtually every component…

OSP Fish & Wildlife arrests man for wildlife harassment

OSP Fish & Wildlife arrests man for wildlife harassment

News release from Oregon State Police: On December 6, 2019 Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Troopers received information from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife regarding a disturbing video shared via social media. The video displayed what appeared to be a young adult male climbing onto, and eventually riding on the back…

Man sentenced in hash oil explosion

Man sentenced in hash oil explosion

News release from the Oregon Department of Justice: PORTLAND, Ore.—David Carl Paulsen, 33, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in federal prison and two years’ supervised release for illegally manufacturing and possessing marijuana during a March 2018 butane honey oil (BHO) explosion in Bend. According to court documents, on…

Final week to buy health insurance and qualify for help paying for it

Final week to buy health insurance and qualify for help paying for it

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services SALEM, Oregon — Oregonians who do not get health insurance through their employers and who do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan have only until Sunday, Dec. 15, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) to sign up for coverage and get help paying for the coverage. Get…