- Outside investigator into DOC probe meets with lawmakers Updated: Feb-10-16 10:30 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - An outside investigator hired by a Senate panel to assist that chamber's inquiry into the erroneous early release of thousands of prisoners in Washington state told lawmakers his team has reviewed more than 54,000 documents so far.
- Investigation into ferry captains burned by laser continues Updated: Feb-10-16 2:02 pm
MUKILTEO, Washington - Washington State Patrol detectives are still investigating an incident in which two ferry captains were injured after a man aimed a high-powered laser into their eyes.
- Law enforcement hold drill on Washington state ferry Updated: Feb-10-16 11:13 am
SEATTLE - The Washington State Patrol plans to conduct drills on the Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak on Wednesday.
- Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails Updated: Feb-08-16 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.
- Inslee blasts Senate Republicans for Cabinet ouster Updated: Feb-08-16 8:10 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday blasted Senate Republicans for ousting the head of the Department of Transportation, calling the surprise vote on the Senate floor "an election-year stunt."
- Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work Updated: Feb-08-16 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.
- Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary Updated: Feb-06-16 1:20 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Senate on Friday rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2013.
- Patrol: 2 killed in crashes involving up to 10 vehicles Updated: Feb-05-16 11:03 am
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says two people have been killed in separate crashes involving up to 10 vehicles on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.
- UN group: Arrest of Washington state woman in Mexico illegal Updated: Feb-02-16 7:04 pm
SEATTLE - A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico's 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.
- Lawmakers say pay raise due for Washington State Patrol Updated: Feb-01-16 8:37 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Faced with reports of an unhappy and underpaid Washington State Patrol, lawmakers are trying to give patrol officers a pay raise and make other departmental upgrades to reverse an increasing shortage of troopers.
- Washington bill seeks to ban sex-selective abortions Updated: Feb-01-16 4:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state is among a handful of states this year where lawmakers are seeking to ban abortions sought because of the gender of a fetus, something abortion rights groups say is a veiled effort to expand restrictions to abortion in the state.
- Florida sends dump trucks to help Washington snow removal Updated: Jan-28-16 3:01 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida has sent a fleet of dump trucks bearing messages of warmth to assist snow removal efforts in Washington, D.C.
- Washington bill targets credibility of informants' testimony Updated: Jan-26-16 2:23 pm
SEATTLE - A Washington state man's conviction in his mother's murder in 2000 was based largely on a false confession he gave to police after a long interrogation. But like a lot of other wrongful convictions, his case also featured another troubling aspect: incriminating statements from jailhouse informants who were rewarded with light sentences or dropped criminal charges for their testimony.
- Gov. McAuliffe films scene for 'TURN: Washington's Spies' Updated: Jan-25-16 8:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ready for his close-up.
- AG seeks fines against grocery group for 2013 election Updated: Jan-25-16 6:19 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a court to penalize the Grocery Manufacturers Association for violating the state's campaign finance laws during a 2013 campaign to defeat a measure that would have required labeling genetically engineered foods.
- Lawmakers propose a raise for Washington state patrol Updated: Jan-22-16 6:37 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Lawmakers in Washington have proposed a pay raise for the state's patrol officers.
- Washington lawmakers begin hearings on gun control bills Updated: Jan-21-16 8:41 pm
SEATTLE - Victims of gun violence, families of people killed in mass shootings and police officers urged Washington state lawmakers on Thursday to support a list of measures designed to keep firearms away from children and at-risk people, while gun-rights activists argued the proposed bills duplicate existing laws and would violate a gun owner's constitutional rights.
- Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal Updated: Jan-20-16 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the president took lawful steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.
- Washington state lawmaker asks teens about their virginity Updated: Jan-19-16 6:00 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Washington state lawmaker apologized after asking a group of teenagers about their virginity during a meeting.
- Patrol investigates threats against Washington lawmaker Updated: Jan-17-16 4:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The Washington State Patrol has confirmed it is investigating threats reportedly made against a state lawmaker who recently made headlines for visiting an Oregon wildlife refuge that's been occupied by armed protesters.
- Washington, NOAA launch next step of shellfish initiative Updated: Jan-15-16 8:57 pm
SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday renewed the state's commitment to protecting Washington's lucrative shellfish resources.
- Lawmaker asks for probe into Adele concert ticket sales Updated: Jan-15-16 12:42 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Washington state senator is asking the Attorney General's Office to look into the increased prices for tickets to Adele's Seattle concert.
- Lawmakers blame psychiatric hospital managers for problems Updated: Jan-13-16 2:34 pm
SEATTLE - The chairman of a Washington state Senate accountability committee is blaming agency managers for the crisis at the state's largest psychiatric hospital.
- Part of Highway 16 to be renamed after murdered trooper Updated: Jan-13-16 10:58 am
PORT ORCHARD, Washington - Part of Highway 16 in Kitsap County will be renamed to honor a Washington State Trooper who was killed during a traffic stop in 2012.