The Capitol Record

The Capitol Record

“The Impact”: President of Microsoft weighs in on data privacy bills

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Tech giants located in Washington are watching this legislative session closely. State lawmakers are debating new regulations for companies that collect or sell personal data and new restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology.  Microsoft President Brad Smith supports the Senate data privacy bill,… Continue reading “The Impact”: President of Microsoft weighs in on data privacy bills

“The Impact”: Regulating privacy from your face to your finances

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There are multiple bills aimed at regulating the collection and sale of personal data and the use of facial recognition technology by the private sector or the government.  With competing proposals in the House and Senate, it’s clear that legislative leaders have different… Continue reading “The Impact”: Regulating privacy from your face to your finances

“The Impact”: Ticketing Trends and Traffic No No’s; Geoduck Divers

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A Washington State lieutenant joins us to talk ticketing trends, texting behind the wheel, crawling in the left lane and other traffic no no’s.

“It’s pretty easy to detect when somebody’s manipulating their phone,” said Lt. Ron Kessler, Washington State Patrol.

As for… Continue reading “The Impact”: Ticketing Trends and Traffic No No’s; Geoduck Divers

“The Impact”: New Requirements for Child Care Providers

“The Impact” – Oct. 9, 2019

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The state’s efforts to close an achievement gap with quality Pre-K education means new regulations for child care providers.  The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families is overseeing a regulatory reset for the daycare industry. There are new educational requirements… Continue reading “The Impact”: New Requirements for Child Care Providers

“The Impact”: Hatcheries and the future of wild salmon

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Outdoor clothing company Patagonia’s new documentary about fish hatcheries warns of a future without wild salmon. With the release of Artifishal the company raises concerns that hatchery born fish  released into the wild will wreck the gene pool and spell doom for struggling… Continue reading “The Impact”: Hatcheries and the future of wild salmon

“The Impact”: Insurance Trends and Future Risks from Volcanoes, Fires, Floods, Landslides and Earthquakes

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The natural forces that shaped Washington’s beautiful landscape also pose a threat to the people who live here. The increasing intensity of wildfires and floods pose significant risks to lives and property. The state launched a new public-private partnership to address and prepare for… Continue reading “The Impact”: Insurance Trends and Future Risks from Volcanoes, Fires, Floods, Landslides and Earthquakes

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