Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber

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A new AARP survey asks respondents about their experiences with prescription drug prices, and it finds support for some legislation pending in the Washington legislature to deal with those costs.

Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission

Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the state’s police training agency to hold more basic law enforcement sessions for new officers.

Rep. Jaquelin Maycumber’s (R-Republic) bill applies to the Criminal Justice Training Commission. At a House Public Safety Committee hearing late Tuesday, she noted that Washington is last in the nation in the ratio of police officers per citizens.

“We are reaching a catastrophic level of getting law enforcement from hiring to on the streets," Maycumber said.