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  The governor signed Rep. Kevin Parker's bill to expand notification for disappearances from state facilities today. The 6th District lawmaker sponsored the bill in response to the escape of Phillip...

March 12, 2010

Bill sponsored by Parker would increase communication Editor's note: Video of today's proceedings is available here.   The House of Representatives today approved a bill increasing communication to state law enforcement...

Feb. 3, 2010

6th District lawmaker introduced bill after escape of Phillip Paul from Spokane's Eastern State Hospital outing   Today, Rep. Kevin Parker testified on his legislation to expand notification when someone escapes...

Jan. 20, 2010

'Situation is outrageous, derelict,' they say In the wake of the breaking news yesterday about criminally insane murderer, Phillip Arnold Paul, escaping from chaperones while on an outing to the Spokane...

Sept. 18, 2009

  During floor debate of the state transportation budget, the House adopted an amendment that would require a right turn lane at the intersection of U.S. 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road before...

April 10, 2009