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Local reps introduce legislation for public notice


February 2, 2023

A proposed sex-offender home in Tenino, which is in the 35th Legislative District has drawn the attention and action of Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture and Sen. Drew MacEwen after outrage from the community.

According to a news release, MacEwen introduced Senate bill 5544, which closes a loophole in state law by imposing public notice requirements for the state Department of Social and Health Services when it puts former sex offenders into low-security adult group homes operated by private companies. Under current law, the state Department of Social and Health Services takes civil cus...

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