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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

11

Jan

2013

Liquor Control Board hosting I-502 forums statewide, AWC scheduling additional meetings for local officials

AWC is working closely with the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) to bring additional I-502 information sessions to cities.

11

Jan

2013

AWC seeks cities to sign a joint letter for gang prevention dollars in our communities

AWC is looking for cities and non-profit groups that provide intervention and prevention programs to sign a joint letter to key legislators, calling for a renewal of a budgetary provision to fund gang prevention and intervention grants.
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Categories: Law & justice

14

Dec

2012

Marijuana legalization update and FAQ

December 6, 2012, marks the first day that I-502 decriminalizes certain amounts of marijuana possession and use.

14

Dec

2012

State emergency communications committees recruiting for advisory boards

The State E911 and State Interoperability Executive Committees are seeking members for their advisory boards.
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Categories: Law & justice

14

Dec

2012

DWLS 3 update: DOL defines "moving violation"

In the 2012 legislative session, a bill passed reforming Washington’s approach to civil traffic infractions.
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Categories: Law & justice

14

Dec

2012

Public access to court records

The comment period for the state Supreme Court’s proposed rule for access to court administrative records ends on December 31, 2012.

9

Nov

2012

I-502: Impacts of the marijuana initiative

Initiative 502 legalizes the possession, use, and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington.

9

Nov

2012

The fiscal cliff

With the elections (mostly) over, attention at the federal level is turning toward the looming “fiscal cliff” of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts to defense and domestic programs if Congress does not act by early January.

9

Nov

2012

DWLS 3 Update: Definition of moving violation still pending

In the 2012 legislative session, a bill passed reforming Washington’s approach to civil traffic infractions.

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Categories: Law & justice

28

Sep

2012

Looking at the impacts of liquor privatization

On June 1, 2012, private retailers began selling liquor as a result of the passage of Initiative 1183.

12

Jul

2012

Public safety impacts from liquor privatization?

Throughout the summer and fall, AWC will be gathering data about the public safety impacts of liquor privatization.
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