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Amended measure blends both 14th District lawmakers' gang nuisance bills to curb criminal gang activity   The House of Representatives took action Friday evening to approve a measure that would authorize...

Feb. 13, 2010

“It's another important tool to help us get a handle on the growing criminal gang problem in the Yakima area,” Norm Johnson said Monday after the House Judiciary Committee approved House...

Feb. 2, 2010

Measure the result of mentally-ill killer's escape at Spokane County Fair last September   Three days after criminally-insane killer Philip Paul walked away from an Eastern State Hospital outing during family...

Jan. 25, 2010

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for this Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. in Olympia to accept public testimony on two major criminal gang bills sponsored by 14th...

Jan. 11, 2010

Bills provide for asset seizure, citizen action against gang nuisances   Houses, cars and other assets used to support criminal gang activity could be seized by law enforcement, forfeited and sold...

Dec. 15, 2009