The Insider

7
Jan

Report on Court Safety is Grim

Study Finds That Many of Washington’s Courthouses Lack Weapons Screening Washington’s Superior Court Judges’ Association report shows a lack of security in courts due to lack of funding. Olympia, WA (January 8, 2018) – Safe and secure access to the justice system is a fundamental part of ensuring a fair and impartial criminal and civil justice system. However, that system

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5
Jan

Superior Court in Favor of Kittitas

Kittitas County – On December 22, 2017, the Superior Court of Washington State ruled in favor of Kittitas County in the case pertaining to the issuing of marijuana business licenses that ignored the zoning laws implemented at the local level. Kittitas County brought forth a lawsuit against the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) because of their issuance of

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4
Dec

Senator Cantwell on SALT

Clark County, Vancouver, WA -United States Senator, Maria Cantwell addressed the citizens of Clark County about the importance of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to middle-class families in Washington State. The current tax plan in the United States Congress does not include the state and local tax deduction. In October, WSAC’s Executive Board joined Governor Inslee in warning
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26
Sep

Ecology Rule Affects Solid Waste Dollars

  On December 22, 2015, the Department of Ecology filed began the process of updating rules related to Coordinated Prevention Grants, specifically, WAC 173-312 and 173-313. This process has continued through the spring and summer. During this rulemaking process, Ecology used an existing advisory committee which included members from county solid waste facilities and environmental health directors from local health

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