LGBTQ bills advance in the senate

SB 5722: Bans conversation therapy
SB 5700: Requires LGBTQ needs training for healthcare providers


SB 6291: Allow cities/counties to petition to ban marijuana sales by majority initiative or council action, otherwise may not unreasonably restrict marijuana businesses

Introduced by Sen Palumbo (D-1) of Snohomish/King

Subway highlights high business costs in Seattle


HB 2547/SB 6358: Removing Certificate of Need requirements for kidney treatment facilities

Introduced by Sen O’Ban (R-28), Rep Muri (R-28) from Pierce County

Washington AG sues Value Village, claiming thrift-shop chain isn’t as charitable as it seems

TVI, which owns 330 Value Village, Savers and other thrift-shop stores around the world,filed a pre-emptive suit against the Attorney General’s Office this past week.

The company argued the AG office’s demand to know the percentage of sales proceeds that go to charities violates its free-speech rights. And it said the attorney general wanted a $3.2 million settlement even though the request didn’t appear to be connected to any legal violations.