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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives from the Pacific Northwest plans to send a letter Thursday to the Office of Management and Budget urging it to reverse its decision to sell the … more
Washington state is one step closer to having a dedicated funding source for wildfire response after bipartisan House Bill 1168 was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives this week. … more
Just a day before what would have been Billy Frank Jr.’s 90th birthday, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill that would place a statue of the beloved environmentalist and … more
The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill that requires landlords to state a reason when terminating or refusing to renew a rental agreement. Known as "just cause" … more
Pasco's students are the latest example of how schools can open safely, said Gov. Jay Inslee. Inslee visited Robert Frost Elementary school for an hour Tuesday as part of a series of tours of … more
Continued reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders across Washington and other Northwest states are prompting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to recommend people continue to … more
A state senator from Vancouver was one of just three Democrats to vote against a capital gains tax that on Saturday passed the chamber by a single vote. Sen. Annette Cleveland, from the 49th … more
The U.S. Navy's controversial use of Washington's state parks for training exercises is the subject of a lawsuit filed Monday in Thurston County. The Whidbey Environmental Action Committee (WEAN) … more
First lady Jill Biden visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Tuesday, touting a relaunch of a military family outreach program she started during the Obama administration. Biden toured the Children's … more
State representatives over the weekend approved a bill requiring landlords to provide a valid reason for ending certain leases with tenants, advancing another in a series of proposals to reform the … more
For the past three years, tanker trucks filled with livestock tallow and vegetable oil have unloaded at the BP Cherry Point refinery in northwest Washington. There, they are turned into renewable … more
OLYMPIA — A sweeping bill that aims to restructure Washington's public health system has passed its first hurdle in the state House of Representatives despite concerns from some county … more
With more than 134,000 Washington households behind on rent and Gov. Jay Inslee's statewide eviction moratorium set to expire March 31, state legislators are racing to pass laws aimed at preventing a … more
A 39-year-old Shelton man faces a vehicular assault charge after Washington State Patrol troopers say he was driving under the influence and the wrong way on U.S. 101 when he crashed into another … more
OLYMPIA — The state Senate passed a capital gains tax Saturday night, the only time since it was first floated six years ago that the controversial proposal has been up for a vote in the … more
Standing near a pair of ailing bridges, Gov. Jay Inslee took a hiatus from COVID-19 speeches Friday afternoon to call for big spending on highway preservation. "We are getting our vaccines. Now we … more
A bill that passed the Washington State House of Representatives on Wednesday would keep cities from prohibiting homeless shelters and housing. Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, who is the primary … more
Just how competitive is Western Washington's housing market? A recent listing for a four-bedroom home in Puyallup drew 45 offers. Some relief could be on the way for would-be homebuyers … more
State lawmakers grilled aides to state Auditor Pat McCarthy at a hearing Thursday, questioning the auditor's actions related to a massive data breach affecting 1.3 million Washingtonians. The … more
OLYMPIA — With federal COVID-19 vaccine shipments on the rise, Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday expanded the list of Washingtonians eligible for doses in the coming weeks to law enforcement, public … more
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