Washington governor signs new gun bills into law, including ‘assault weapons’ ban

Surrounded by gun reform advocates, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed three new gun control bills Tuesday morning, including a ban on the import and sale of high capacity and semiautomatic firearms. The new ban went into effect the moment the governor signed the bill. “Washington state is leading the way,” said Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), … READ MORE

Edmonds Beacon
Rep. Strom Peterson: State representative working double-time

Since Strom Peterson was appointed to Snohomish County Council in late 2022, he’s been leading a busy life, simultaneously serving as a 21st Legislative District representative and a Snohomish County councilmember.

World Sports Network
Washington State House Quickly Passes Sports Betting Bill

The Washington House quickly assembled to pass a sports betting bill that will allow the state’s tribal casinos to offer wagering to customers. The measure passed with ease by the count of 83 to 14, sending the bill to the Senate for possible passage.

Legal Gambling and the Law
Washington State Passes Sports Betting Bill In House

A bill that would allow sports betting in Washington State’s tribal casinos received overwhelming support from lawmakers. The bill was approved it in a House floor vote last week, setting the stage for the bill to become a law come springtime.