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A ban on the use of chokeholds, military equipment and most types of car chases by law enforcement passed the House of Representatives after lawmakers voted along party lines in a 54-43 vote Feb. … more
The last time the ground shook in a big way in Washington was 20 years ago, and here are a few things that happened: —The tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport twisted and buckled, … more
WASHINGTON — The last time Congress passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, Ronald Reagan was in the White House. Thirty-five years and several failed attempts later, President Joe Biden … more
Thurston County is starting to test a new program that aims to repair relations between non-violent drug offenders and the people they have affected. The Restorative Justice Facilitated Dialogue … more
Anglers will have an opportunity to dip for smelt during a limited-opening recreational fishery on Tuesday, March 2, with officials encouraging continued responsible recreation, proper use of facial … more
A contentious bill that passed the state Senate could transform Washington's police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. While other … more
Two of three men charged in connection with an August armed burglary in Grand Mound have been sentenced by a Thurston County Superior Court judge. The burglary occurred Aug. 19 at a home in the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, has proclaimed Feb. 22-28 as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington, according to a news release. "Invasive … more
As some in Congress try to rein in disinformation they believe is "fanning the flames of extremism" that led to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other Republicans contend it's … more
Just five of 18 investigations into police use of deadly force reviewed by the Washington state attorney general's office met all the requirements of an independent investigation called for after the … more
King County prosecutors Friday charged a Washington State Patrol school bus safety inspector with two counts of attempted first-degree rape of a child following his arrest at a Kirkland hotel this … more
Almost a year after Washington was hit by the first big pandemic-related layoffs, the state unemployment system is still straining under the crisis, lawmakers and worker advocates say. Although … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was already facing a backlash from fellow Republicans after breaking with most of her party and voting to impeach former President Donald Trump. Then she ignited … more
The Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) is seeking college students for summer jobs to work with teams on the Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric Project and PUD operations. The seasonal positions … more
On March 1, commingled, or mixed, recycling and plastic recycling will end at Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton in an effort to reduce confusion about what to recycle and reduce … more
Centralia College’s drama program is hosting free, public play readings via Zoom to prepare for the next production season. The first of the play reading series is Anthony Clarvoe’s play “The … more
Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees her grandmother’s features when she looks in the mirror. She thinks of how her grandmother, a woman of color, experienced systemic racism and … more
Rules drafted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to address the more than 19,000 barriers to fish passage across the state were discussed in a public meeting Thursday. The hope … more
Pacific Northwest tribal members took the stage this week to outline legislative priorities in front of the U.S. Senate, urging lawmakers to focus on climate change, among other major issues, this … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will have a host of challengers from her own party as three Clark County residents have already thrown their hat in the ring more than a year-and-a-half before the … more
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