Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending prohibition on municipal broadband

Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending prohibition on municipal broadband

Rep. Drew Hansen sponsored Washington’s net neutrality law in 2017, with support from Governor Inslee. Now he’s helped get a public broadband bill through the legislature. (Courtesy photo of HouseDemocrats.WA.Gov.) …

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Capital gains tax in Washington state: Is it about fairness and funding, or will it drive away startups?

Capital gains tax in Washington state: Is it about fairness and funding, or will it drive away startups?

The Washington State Capitol building in Olympia. (Flickr photo via Tom Sparks) Technicians, business owners, public order attorneys and individuals have weighed in favor of and against a proposed capital …

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Washington state to enter Phase 3 of COVID recovery; Biden to urge vaccines for all by May 1

Washington state to enter Phase 3 of COVID recovery; Biden to urge vaccines for all by May 1

Jay Inslee, Washington Governor. (Photo by the Governor of Washington State) Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Thursday that all counties in the state will move into Phase 3 of the …

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‘Widespread failure to comply’: Why Washington state’s AG is suing Google, again

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Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (GeekWire File Photo / Dan DeLong) [Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in journalist Eli Sanders’ “Wild West” newsletter, which covers internet-related legal issues. Subscribe …

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Second Wave: Meet the 11 startups picked for Washington state’s maritime accelerator

Second Wave: Meet the 11 startups picked for Washington state’s maritime accelerator

A representation of the new Maritime Innovation Center in Fishermen’s Terminal near the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. (Port of Seattle picture) The Port of Seattle and the nonprofit strategic alliance …

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Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington state residents who filed unemployment claims in 2020

Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington state residents who filed unemployment claims in 2020

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy. (Photo of the state examiner) The Washington State Auditor’s office is investigating a security incident that compromised the personal information of more than 1.6 million …

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