The legislation would lead to additional prison time for jail and prison guards who sexually assault inmates or engage in other sexual misconduct.
Sen. Mike Padden talks to KGNW Radio’s Tim Gaydos about criminal justice issues.
Washington has the lowest per capita rate of officers in the nation.
A Republican proposal to improve police training statewide is gaining steam as Gov. Jay Inslee is set to announce his support.
Tracy Ellis tells us a top law and justice legislator says much more needs to be done.
One of the leading pro-life voices in the state Senate is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade but says there’s much work to be done in Washington.
Senator Mike Padden, a former judge, explains what the decision means.
The Spokane Valley Republican says changes are needed in Washington.
He says those laws would be supported by the vast majority of citizens of the state.
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Sen. Mike Padden talks to KVI Radio’s John Carlson about crime concerns and the connections between current crime/public safety in Puget Sound and Spokane.
A spike in crime prompts action from a state Senator.
Tracy Ellis reports.
Sen. Padden wraps up the 2022 Legislative session with a report on the budget and talks about getting the cold shoulder from Gov. Inslee.
Senate Democrats kill a bill this year that would have fixed some of their anti-police legislation from last year.
Tracy Ellis has the latest.
A fix to one of the anti-police bills passed by legislative Democrats last year has made it through this year’s state legislature, thanks in part to Senate Republicans.
Kimberly Wirtz explains.