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July 2020


When First Amendment Rights and Public Meetings Clash

When First Amendment Rights and Public Meetings Clash

July 23, 2020 by MRSC Insight
Category: Legislative Body

This blog post looks at the authority a governing body has to establish and carry out procedures that can prevent the interruption or delay of a public meeting due to disruptive or irrelevant comments from the public or from members of the governing body itself.

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2020 Legislative Update — The Big List

2020 Legislative Update — The Big List

July 21, 2020 by Steve Gross
Category: New Legislation and Regulations

MRSC has compiled a list of new legislation from the recent 2020 Regular Session, with special attention paid to those bills that impact Washington local governments. 

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Staying Ahead of Overdose Spikes

Staying Ahead of Overdose Spikes

July 14, 2020 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Health and Human Services

This blog post looks at the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, a free tool that collects real time fatal and non-fatal opioid overdose data from ambulance teams, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies across the country.  

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FCC Declaratory Ruling Expands Guidance for Certain Existing Wireless Facilities

FCC Declaratory Ruling Expands Guidance for Certain Existing Wireless Facilities

July 6, 2020 by Laura Crandall
Category: Telecommunications

This blog post reviews the major points of a new FCC ruling that affects a local government's review of modification proposals to existing wireless infrastructure. 

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Possession and Carrying of Firearms in Washington State: What’s Allowed?

Possession and Carrying of Firearms in Washington State: What’s Allowed?

July 1, 2020 by Flannary Collins
Category: Licensing and Regulation

This blog provides a general overview of firearm regulation in Washington State.

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