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Wyman:  Bring back the presidential primary

Wyman: Bring back the presidential primary

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants to resurrect the Washington State Presidential Primary. In 2012, state lawmakers cancelled the Presidential Primary to save money in a budget crunch. Wyman estimates the primary would cost $11.5 million, but she says come spring next year, voters will expect to participate. Political parties have used caucuses to select most of their delegates [...]

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Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Attorney General Ferguson: Raise smoking age to 21

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposes raising the state smoking age to 21. Ferguson says Washington would be the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21, though some cities and counties have tried it. According to the Attorney General’s office, Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah already prohibit the sale [...]

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Historic move:  Will you be asked to vote again on I-1351?

Historic move: Will you be asked to vote again on I-1351?

Just three months after voters approved Initiative 1351 calling for smaller class sizes, lawmakers are thinking about sending the initiative back to voters–what would be a historic move. I-1351 passed in November with 51% of the vote.  State Senator Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) calls the initiative “irresponsible” because it directed smaller class sizes in K-12, but did not provide any [...]

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