Shauna Sowersby is reporting on the 2020 legislative session for Crosscut. Her work has appeared in The News Tribune and on-air at KNKX public radio.
You can find her on Twitter at @Shauna_Sowersby or email her at Shauna.Sowersby@crosscut.com.
Homelessness, transportation, climate change, Boeing among the main themes in Olympia.
The state Attorney General's Office, a key supporter of the legislation, argued that young people need a chance at rehabilitation.
Leaders in Olympia acknowledge their proposed solutions are only temporary ones, however.
Rep. Jenny Graham wants to keep capital punishment on the books, highlighting how a state Supreme Court ruling hasn't ended the debate.
Three proposals in the state Legislature seek to help those with past convictions volunteer in schools, clear their records and earn their right to vote back faster.
A new bill could make it illegal to discriminate against people who wear styles such as Afros and braids, as well as religious head coverings like hijabs.
Several measures aim to help reduce patients’ out-pocket-costs for medications, including for lifesaving insulin.
Gov. Jay Inslee wants Washington state lawmakers to adopt a more aggressive course for curbing greenhouse gas emissions — one that better aligns with the latest science.
A new poll shows lukewarm approval for the governor, but he is still well ahead in his 2020 re-election bid.
Washington lawmakers are looking to adopt statewide just-cause eviction protections during their upcoming 2020 legislative session, which starts Jan. 13.