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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee praised an Idaho U.S. congressman for his proposal to spend $33 billion to breach the four lower Snake River dams. The money would cover dismantling the earthen portions … more
Reacting to the unemployment-claims data breach that exposed the personal information of, lawmakers are looking to beef up the state's cybersecurity practices. At the request of Gov. Jay Inslee, … more
The state Court of Appeals has rejected claims of 13 young plaintiffs that they have a constitutional right to a stable climate system "that sustains human life and liberty." They asked the court to … more
Washington's Supreme Court has signaled approval of resentencing a three-strikes prisoner serving a life sentence after robbing a Snohomish County 7-Eleven store, even though the court declined a … more
A 51-year-old Washington State Patrol veteran caught in an avalanche while snow biking Monday near Cle Elem Lake was found dead, authorities said. Trooper Steve Houle, who worked with the State … more
Washington state would vault to the forefront of the movement to purge fossil fuels from automotive fleets under bills introduced in the Legislature to ban registration of new gas- and diesel-powered … more
One night in January 2020, a man at Rainier School, a state-run center for developmentally disabled people, left his cottage without the knowledge of workers there and walked away into the dark, … more
OLYMPIA — In an effort to make the state's tax system more progressive, Democrats are proposing new taxes on the wealthy, using some new and some old proposals to get there. Washington has one … more
Four Republican Washington state senators announced Thursday they’re forming a “Freedom Caucus,” pledging to push back against what they see as the Democratic majorities’ “radical agenda” … more
Students at schools, colleges, and universities in Washington state could soon gain access to free menstrual hygiene products, such as tampons and pads, in their school bathrooms starting in 2022, if … more
WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, Rep. Dan Newhouse walked from his office on the south side of the U.S. Capitol to the rotunda under its iconic dome to pay his respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian … more
For Ian Wells and his team of Washington State University students, their foray into NASA-funded lunar research in the coming months could involve running a space-tech laundromat for Astronaut … more
Russell Wilson didn't get his first MVP vote when the NFL announced its season awards Saturday night. But Wilson got an honor he may value even more, taking the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year … more
For nearly three decades, the region has been stuck in unending litigation and spiraling costs as salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers decline toward extinction. But in a sweeping $34 billion … more
Eight years ago, Washington staked a claim as the first state, along with Colorado, to legalize recreational marijuana use. More than a dozen states have since followed suit. But Washington's … more
Washington State Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is championing a proposed bill that would establish a dedicated funding stream to prevent and fight wildfires. "The status quo isn't working … more
Microsoft will suspend campaign contributions to any member of Congress who voted last month to object to the results of the 2020 presidential election, the company announced Friday. The … more
OLYMPIA — Washington would prohibit the use of Native American names or symbols as public school mascots, logos or team names, if a proposed House bill passes. The bill, which received its first … more
WASHINGTON — In an unprecedented move, the House of Representatives voted Thursday largely along party lines to remove freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees over the … more
Research has shown wildfires across the Western United States have grown larger and more frequent with time, as a majority of fires in the last 60 years have occurred since 2000. And while it's … more
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