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A voter guide statement by the opponent of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal about his support for comprehensive sexual health education can stay, the state Supreme Court wrote in an … more
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and state Sen. Marko Liias, both Democrats, tackled bipartisanship, coronavirus, public education and the state budget in Washington's lieutenant governor debate Thursday night, … more
New detection systems on Mount Rainier could give Puyallup Valley residents extra minutes to flee a lahar, federal officials say. The U.S. Geological Survey and Department of the Interior added … more
A 51-year-old Seattle man was arrested Tuesday after he offered to help a woman find her car in a Lacey parking lot, then stole it, according to police and the Washington State Patrol. Troopers … more
OLYMPIA — As President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked mail balloting this year and the U.S. Postal Service implemented changes that slowed mail delivery over the summer, Secretary of State Kim … more
At a time of profound upheaval for the state's 1.1 million students, the biggest flashpoint in the race between state schools chief Chris Reykdal and his reelection challenger Maia Espinoza boils … more
To reflect the greater risk of injury to workers inside Amazon's high-speed e-commerce warehouses, state officials propose charging the commerce giant a higher workers' compensation premium for its … more
Proposed cuts to the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services would mean thousands of elderly people and those with disabilities would lose long-term care services, legislators heard … more
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in July released a clean-energy plan that sketches the outlines of one of the biggest policy divides of the 2020 election: How to respond to climate change … more
President Donald Trump had been in office all of 10 days when Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the first of his 80 lawsuits against the administration. The January 2017 challenge to … more
The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has been extended another month to Nov. 21, according to a tweet from Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Monday, Oct. … more
In the only race for an open congressional seat in Washington this year, former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and state Rep. Beth Doglio are on relatively even financial ground, as their campaigns … more
WASHINGTON -- Amid an intensely contentious presidential race, polls show American politics are marked by a near-unprecedented division along partisan lines, but the candidates in Washington's two … more
Based on alcohol bottles at the scene and the smell of intoxicants on one boy, Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating the young driver in a gruesome car crash for vehicular … more
Washington's gubernatorial race will pit Jay Inslee, who is seeking a third term, against Republican Loren Culp. Culp, police chief for the city of Republic, bills himself as a defender of … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and political newcomer Daniel Smith held a Facebook live event Saturday morning touting Smith's campaign for senator in the 17th Legislative District. "I think he's got a personal … more
After wildfires ravaged the West Coast earlier this year, the resulting smoke taint on grapes prompted some winemakers in California to abandon plans to make a 2020 vintage. Now with harvest … more
Voters will decide the future of a new law Nov. 3 that sets up a comprehensive sexual education curriculum in Washington. Referendum 90 asks voters to decide whether school districts must adopt or … more
The race for lieutenant governor in Washington features a Democratic congressman who's at the end of an eight-year legislative stint against a Democratic state senator who's in the middle of an … more
Wildfires dominated the debate between the two candidates for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, as each painted opposing visions for what the office ought to do in order to prevent and … more
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