New state laws http://kplu.org en Drive drunk, lose car for 12 hours http://kplu.org/post/drive-drunk-lose-car-12-hours <p>The Washington State Patrol sent out a reminder today that starting at midnight vehicles driving by someone arrested for DUI will be towed and held for 12 hours.</p><p>Officers will not have discretion to let a sober friend take over the wheel, or a family member pick up the vehicle at roadside, the patrol wrote in a press release.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:33:47 +0000 Jake Ellison 2144 at http://kplu.org Drive drunk, lose car for 12 hours State homeowners gain new rights when facing foreclosure http://kplu.org/post/state-homeowners-gain-new-rights-when-facing-foreclosure <p>Starting tomorrow, struggling homeowners in Washington have new rights.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1362&amp;year=2011">Foreclosure Fairness Act</a> signed into law in April is designed to prevent unnecessary foreclosures primarily by requiring banks to take part in mediation if borrowers ask for it and doubling the number of housing counselors.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2128 at http://kplu.org State homeowners gain new rights when facing foreclosure Medical marijuana legislation gets another shot http://kplu.org/post/medical-marijuana-legislation-gets-another-shot <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-968362.mp3</p><p>Governor Chris Gregoire says she wants all the states that allow medical marijuana to ask the federal government to reclassify the drug. She scheduled a conference call among those states Thursday. Meanwhile, a state Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a last ditch effort to pass an overhaul of Washington&rsquo;s medical marijuana law. Thu, 12 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Bryan Buckalew 1584 at http://kplu.org Medical marijuana legislation gets another shot