Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Chelan, Douglas County Sheriffs Weigh In On I-1639

At least 12 sheriffs in the state have said they will not enforce a controversial gun-control measure passed by voters last November. This week the sheriffs of Clark and Mason County made that announcement, with the list now including Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Stevens, Wahkiakum and Yakima counties. Chelan County…

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Are New Firearm Rules In Washington Unconstitutional? Some Sheriffs Say Yes, But Courts Will Decide

Local law enforcement officers in areas of Washington are calling a new law making changes to semi-automatic rifle and other firearm regulations in the state unconstitutional. Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer says he will not enforce the new initiative that places stiff requirements on the sale and ownership of semi-automatic rifles. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office…

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2019 Legislature – ‘Now Is The Time To Act’ On Forest Health, Wildfires Sen. Hawkins Says

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the importance of tackling wildfires and improving forest health. Hawkins was at State Public Lands Commission Hilary Franz’s unveiling last week of the 10-year Wildland Fire Protection Strategic Plan. He…

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