In a split 5-4 vote, the King County Council narrowly approved a measure Monday that’s at odds with federal immigration authorities. The legislation targets so-called immigration holds on people booked into county jail.
Three weeks after Election Day, supporters of a measure to increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 in SeaTac celebrated their victory. With the last batch of votes counted, King County declared the proposition had passed with more than 1 percent of the vote.
In the quest to improve gun safety, public health officials are borrowing a practice that’s common in car sales — talking up safety features. Now when people shop for guns, they’ll be encouraged to exercise safety and buy a lockbox as well.
Meat-eating grocery shoppers will see something new starting this Saturday: A label that includes the location of where the meat they’re buying was born, raised and slaughtered.
It has been a bumpy road to implementation since a law was passed in the US regarding meat labeling in 2002. Supporters of origin labeling include consumer groups who pushed a “right to know” argument and some farmers who argued that labeling would increase the demand for American meat.