Articles written by Joseph Claypoole

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 By Joseph Claypoole    News

College bound scholarship gets a boost

The College Bound Scholarship for Washington students is being reworked to reach more students across the state. Currently, students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches during the 7th or 8th grade sign a form with their... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Clean fuels bill approved by the House

A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with every Republican voting no. Its next stop is the Senate. The bill directs the Department of Ecology to institute rules that require... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Curbside alcohol service proposed for extension

People will continue to be able to get a mixed drink with their takeout food until 2023 under a bill now moving to the state Senate for consideration. Delivery and curbside/takeout service of alcoholic beverages and spirits has... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Suicide prevention team idea moves forward

A Washington Youth Suicide Review Team is one step closer to reality after legislators passed substitute HB 1354 out of committee in a 11-2 vote. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, D-Goldendale, the prime sponsor of the bill, saw the bill... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Navy gets approval for state park training

Training for Navy SEALs in state parks was approved by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in a 4-3 vote Jan. 28. The approval amended the Navy's proposal, reducing available parks for training from 28 to 16. More... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Online participation is 'silver lining' in online state legislative session

This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state. McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, participated in a one-person... — Updated 1/15/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Security increased for Legislature's opening day

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia. Increased security is now expected around the... — Updated 1/13/2021


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