Posts Tagged ‘State Legislature’

Salary Hike, Smaller Classes For Wenatchee Teachers In New Contract With District

Teachers in the Wenatchee School District have a new contract. On Tuesday members of the Wenatchee Education Association met at Wenatchee High School to ratify a new two year contract with the School District. Of the 367 members in attendance, 98 percent voted to accept the agreement. The Association represents over 500 non-administrative certificated educators in…

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More Than 200 New Laws Take Effect Today For Washington State

From the Associated Press More than 200 new laws take effect in Washington state this week, including a package of bills meant to address sexual misconduct at the workplace. Lawmakers ended their 60-day legislative session on time on March 8, and most of the more than 300 bills passed take effect today. Here’s a look…

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12th Dist. State Rep. Cary Condotta To Leave House At End Of Year

With filing week this month and primary election in August, local candidates are throwing their hats in the ring for elected offices. Others are making rather the opposite announcement, including 12th District State Representative Cary Condotta. Condotta says he will not seek re-election this November, though he does plan to finish his term through the…

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Training Key In Knowing Appropriate Use Of Force, Chelan County Deputies Say

Following up on our discussion last week with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett on Initiative 940 and House Bill 3003, related to prosecuting police involved in shootings, today Dan Langager talks with the Sheriff’s Office’s top trainers Deputies Carl Mohns and Dan McCue. They talk about the important of regular training, staying up on state…

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Finding Compromise On Policing Police, Lawmakers Pass Version Of I-940

State lawmakers passed legislation last month to make it easier to prosecute police who commit bad shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure, ending years of wrestling over the existing law, which forces prosecutors to prove the officers acted with malice —…

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Our Valley Our Future Secures $140,000 From State Legislature For Local Projects

A final supplemental operations budget agreed to by the state House and Senate includes $140,000 for the Our Valley Our Future / Nuestro Valle Nuestro Futuro community development initiative. The budget awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature. Our Valley Our Future’s Coordinator Steve Maher told KOHO the group will leverage the state funds virtually dollar-for-dollar with…

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