- Court: Texts on public employee's cellphone public records Updated: Aug-27-15 1:49 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that a public employee's work-related text messages sent and received on a private cellphone are public records.
- Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers Updated: Aug-20-15 5:50 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a first-in-the nation initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to thousands of workers at the airport.
- Washington state gets failing grade on school funding Updated: Aug-14-15 1:55 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state is being fined $100,000 a day by the state Supreme Court because justices say lawmakers have failed to adequately pay to educate the state's 1 million school children.
- Court fines Washington state over education funding Updated: Aug-14-15 4:19 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington officials are considering a special legislative session after the state Supreme Court issued daily fines a of $100,000 until lawmakers comply with a court order to improve the way the state pays for its basic education system.
- A look back in time at Washington's education lawsuit Updated: Aug-13-15 7:05 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court has been involved in state education spending for many years. The 2012 McCleary decision started the newest round of discussion, but the debate in Washington goes back nearly 30 years. Here are highlights.
- Justices: Defendant's youth can be basis of lighter sentence Updated: Aug-13-15 3:19 pm
SEATTLE - The youth of an adult defendant can form the basis of an unusually light sentence, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday in ordering a new sentencing hearing for a teen who raped a 12-year-old girl just days after his 18th birthday.
- Washington justices: Attorney-client privacy not absolute Updated: Aug-06-15 2:50 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington's Supreme Court says arrested suspects do not have a right to total privacy in conversations with their lawyers.