These new laws are now in effect in Washington state

Starting July 1, several new laws will go into effect for Washington state, including new gun restrictions, alerts for missing Indigenous people, increased toll rates and increased license plate fees. 

Church in Renton vandalized with 'Abortions save lives'

A Catholic Church was vandalized in Renton Friday night, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade. Authorities say additional patrol will be provided as a precaution for places of worship as well as locations of care for women’s health following similar incidents in the region.

Abortion battles in state courts after Supreme Court ruling

Abortion bans were temporarily blocked in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s highest court to courthouses around the country.