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Following announced restrictions Sunday for restaurants and other businesses by Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington Republican legislators quickly issued statements reiterating requests for the governor to … more
Before a Monday deadline, tens of thousands of men — including scores from Washington — already have filed sexual-abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in a federal bankruptcy case … more
On Monday morning, after years of investigations, contempt of court citations and bankruptcy filings, Tim Eyman will stand trial in a case that could bring an end to his decades of leading anti-tax … more
Two suspects in the Nov. 8 shooting of an Olympia man appeared in Thurston County Superior Court late last week, court records show. The court found probable cause to charge Donzale A. Stewart, … more
A Clark County Jail inmate who was housed at the facility for about three weeks earlier this year is suing the jail and an associated health care provider in federal court for allegedly failing to … more
A nighttime traffic stop resulted in Olympia Police finding 27.6 grams of meth, $6,515 in cash and a stolen handgun. Officers booked a 30-year-old Olympia man into Thurston County Jail Wednesday … more
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Friday that his office will decide — now that a Washington State Patrol investigation is complete — whether criminal charges will be filed … more
More than 4 million people voted in the Nov. 3 general election in Washington — an all-time high and an increase of about 700,000 from four years ago. But by a standard measure, turnout may … more
Washington is one of 20 states that argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week to defend the Affordable Care Act against the third major lawsuit seeking to throw out the landmark health care … more
In the Puget Sound region, there are two types of people who react to a forecast like this week's: Those who groan at indefinite predictions of rain, rain and more rain, and those filled with utter … more
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers from the Northwest have declined to accept President-elect Joe Biden's victory and are instead backing a barrage of Trump campaign lawsuits without directly … more
Entomologists with the state of Washington announced Tuesday the first nest discovered in the state contained about 500 pupae and live hornets late last month in Whatcom County. The 2-inch-long … more
An appeals court has upheld a record-setting $18 million penalty imposed on a national grocery-industry group for violating Washington campaign-finance laws during a 2013 fight against a … more
Washington Republicans woke up after Election Day to a crushingly familiar math problem bedeviling their prospects in statewide races: a cratering of support in King County. Their gubernatorial … more
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler delivered a proposal to Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday that would create a disaster resilience office. If approved, Washington would join 10 other states with an … more
How much partisan change can you get for $41.2 million? If you were spending it on Washington legislative candidates this year, the answer: "Not much." With only a few races so close they aren't … more
A 19-year-old Olympia man, a suspect in a domestic violence incident, was later found shot at an address off Yelm Highway Sunday evening, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. The man … more
Democrats in the state Senate have reelected state Sen. Andy Billig of Spokane as majority leader, and named Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle majority caucus chair. The moves were made as lawmakers … more
Joe Biden's election as president comes at a pivotal moment for the local and national economies. In Seattle and elsewhere in Washington state, companies are dealing with high unemployment, anxious … more
The former Washington state ferry that has been docked at the Port of Olympia marine terminal for more than two years is finally headed to the auction block. Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam … more
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