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Inside Olympia — Criminal Justice Reform

March 25, 2021

Criminal justice legislation has been a major focus for majority Democrats during the 2021 session. Host Austin Jenkin sits down with Democratic State Sen. Jeannie Darneille and Republican Sen. Chris Gildon discuss areas where the parties have found bipartisan agreement, and where philosophical differences have led to… Continue reading Inside Olympia — Criminal Justice Reform

“The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

Photo Credit: John Byrnes, USGS

Video: “The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

The recent discovery of invasive zebra mussels hiding in retail aquarium products in Seattle reveals another possible route to ruinous infestation.

Washington has a proactive boat inspection program designed to keep zebra mussels and quagga mussels from gaining… Continue reading “The Impact”: Invasive Mussels, Murder Hornets, Sunburn Plant, Sunshine Week  

“The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants & police oversight bills

“The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants &  police oversight bills

Watch “The Impact” – March 10th, 2021 here.

Olympia watchers from the Washington State Budget and Policy Center and the Washington Research Council join us to discuss the Washington State Senate’s passage of a… Continue reading “The Impact”: Capital gains tax clears Senate; Debating neck restraints, no-knock warrants & police oversight bills

The Impact: Drug law voided – what to expect; UW expert on vaccines vs. variants

Watch “The Impact”: March 3, 2021

Guests: Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and Dr. Keith Jerome, M.D., Ph.D., Head , Virology Division, UW Department of Laboratory Medicine

In a momentous decision, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the state law against drug possession last week.

The majority… Continue reading The Impact: Drug law voided – what to expect; UW expert on vaccines vs. variants

“The Impact” – February 15, 2017

Click here to watch “The Impact” – February 15, 2017
This week on “The Impact”:

Legislators debate a bill to tap the brakes on highly flammable oil trains moving through Washington by letting cities and state regulators set speed limits.

“I think that our local communities should

Continue reading “The Impact” – February 15, 2017

Police body camera bill passes out of House

Lawmakers from the House passed a bill on Monday regarding law enforcement body cameras. House Bill 2362 passed on a vote of 61-36. The bill outlines policy under the Public Records Act for those requesting the video and sound recordings. The bill also requires law enforcement to adopt certain policies on the use of the cameras. Continue reading Police body camera bill passes out of House

Two bills on use of deadly force by police pass out of committee

The House Committee on Public Safety voted to advance two bills Friday concerning the use of deadly force by police officers. The bills focus on data collection and the formation of a new task force on community policing. Continue reading Two bills on use of deadly force by police pass out of committee

Lawmakers hear testimony on bill to change deadly force law for police

A proposal that would change the standard in Washington for which police officers could be charged with a crime for improper use of deadly force drew an overflow crowd to Olympia on Wednesday. Current law states that an officer is immune to prosecution from criminal liability for using deadly force “when it is used without malice and with a good faith.” Continue reading Lawmakers hear testimony on bill to change deadly force law for police
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