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Washington state to implement “right to counsel” for low-income tenants facing eviction

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Washington recently became the first state in the country to pass legislation guaranteeing lawyers to low-income tenants facing eviction. Instituting this “right to counsel” is meant to meet the tide...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Washington state may phase out new gasoline cars beginning in 2030

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

In a move that shocked lawmakers and organizations across the state, Gov. Inslee vetoed HB 1287 on May 15, citing concerns regarding the bill's structure while voicing support for the 2030 goal.   Washington...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Washington State Supreme Court rules drug possession law unconstitutional; Thousands of convictions may be vacated

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

To prosecute the unknowing possession of an illegal drug is unconstitutional, the Washington Supreme Court ruled. Last month, the 5-4 majority concluded that the law should require a component of knowingness...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

National youth voter turnout increases; Washington breaks 40-year turnout record

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Though the full picture is still coming together, youth voter turnout is on pace to outstrip turnout levels in 2016. Tufts University CIRCLE projects that the final results will show that between 53–56...

Breaking: Governor Jay Inslee issues statewide “stay at home order,” effective immediately

Breaking: Governor Jay Inslee issues statewide “stay at home order,” effective immediately

Samarah Uribe, Publisher March 23, 2020

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued a “stay at home order” on Monday, March 23, effective immediately. This order directs Washington residents to remain at home (except to conduct essential...

Washington State Considers Carbon Tax

Elizabeth Friedman September 29, 2016

The Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) is trying to drum up support in favor of initiative i732, a bill that will create a state-wide carbon tax. The carbon tax is a revenue neutral approach to a carbon price....

Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Lincoln High School Support

Alex Brott March 7, 2013

Thank you, Whitman College, for inviting Lincoln High School to come to Maxey Hall and share about our trauma-sensitive model. We appreciate all the Whitman students that have come to Lincoln to volunteer...

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