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  • Gun magazine ban moves to governor's desk

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Mar 10, 2022

    Since September 2016, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been working toward implementing gun changes that would prevent acts like the Mukilteo mass shooting July 30, 2016. Now, a ban on high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for his approval. If signed by the governor, the bill would go into effect July 1. It makes manufacturing, importing, distributing and selling large-capacity magazines a gross misdemeanor. “Today is the fulfillment of years of hard work from so many,...

  • Bill increases access to sexual assault examiner training

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    Harborview Medical Center is the only hospital in Washington that provides training for nurses to become sexual-assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in the Legislature is aimed at taking down barriers to training, especially for those coming from rural and underserved areas. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee had a virtual session Jan. 10 to discuss HB 1621, which would establish a stipend program for nurses for them to complete a training course designed by the international association of forensic nurses. “We try to f...

  • Chemicals in cosmetics targeted in new law

    Azeb Tuji, Washington State Journal|Jan 20, 2022

    For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their daily routine, but some of those products often contain harmful chemicals that pose health risks. A bill making its way through the Legislature will require manufacturers to adhere to more transparent label requirements. Similar bills that monitor and prevent the distribution of cosmetic products have already passed in California and Maryland. “It’s a simple bill that will have a huge impact on the health and well being of many of our community... Full story