- Washington Supreme Court boosts cost of traffic tickets Updated: May-18-15 8:37 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court is boosting the base cost of traffic tickets in the state by $12 to help pay for a badly needed new computer system for district courts - a decision that four justices blasted as unfair to low-income residents who can least afford the fines.
- Haley, Hitt head to Washington for lunch with Volvo CEO Updated: May-18-15 3:23 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley and her top economic official have gone to Washington to meet the president and CEO of South Carolina's newest automaker.
- Driver going wrong way on Interstate 90 killed in crash Updated: May-17-15 2:05 pm
HYAK, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 90 was killed in a crash that also injured two people in the other car.
- INSIDE WASHINGTON: Insurers pass tax along to the states Updated: May-16-15 8:58 am
There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers.
- State reaches $63 million agreement with LCD manufacturers Updated: May-15-15 3:19 pm
SEATTLE - The State of Washington has reached a $63 million agreement with nine LCD manufacturers accused of fixing prices for products ranging from flat-screen televisions to computers and cellphones, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Friday.
- Board approves raises for Washington state lawmakers, others Updated: May-13-15 6:01 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A state salary-setting board voted Wednesday to give Washington lawmakers a raise along with the governor and several other state officials.
- Driver fined after truck tipped, spilled millions of bees Updated: May-13-15 3:12 pm
LYNNWOOD, Washington - The driver of a semitrailer carrying more than 13 million honeybees that overturned and scattered hives on a Washington highway last month has been fined $550.
- Pedestrian hit, killed while on Interstate 5 in Everett Updated: May-10-15 2:49 pm
EVERETT, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says a 55-year-old man who was standing in a lane of traffic on Interstate 5 was struck and killed early Sunday.
- New lawmaker chosen for open Wash. state House seat Updated: May-09-15 12:06 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Garfield County wheat farmer has been chosen to fill the Washington state House seat left empty by the resignation of Susan Fagan of Pullman.
- Washington state trooper who guarded Gov. Inslee arrested Updated: May-08-15 2:56 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Washington State Patrol trooper who has guarded the past two governors has been charged, along with his wife, with evidence-tampering in their son's vandalism case.
- 3 lanes reopen on northbound I-5 through downtown Seattle Updated: May-05-15 3:20 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Transportation says three lanes of Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle have reopened. A multi-vehicle crash that authorities say was caused by driver inattention had closed the freeway for nearly an hour during morning rush hour.
- Wash. State Patrol: Boy, 5, fatally struck by pickup Updated: May-05-15 1:25 am
MABTON, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says a 6-year-old boy has been struck and killed by a pickup truck in the south-central Washington community of Mabton.
- SW Wash., officer taken to hospital after elk herd collision Updated: May-04-15 11:19 pm
LONG BEACH, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says a southwest Washington police officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution after his patrol vehicle struck a herd of elk on U.S. Highway 101.
- Washington State moving ahead with medical school Updated: May-04-15 5:52 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Washington State University is moving ahead with plans to launch its own medical school in Spokane, President Elson Floyd said Monday.
- Bellingham pedestrians cited after being struck by trooper Updated: May-04-15 10:43 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - After a months-long investigation, the Washington State Patrol says a trooper who hit two pedestrians with his patrol car in Bellingham last December won't face any consequences for it.
- Money missing from safe in Bothell police evidence room Updated: May-01-15 10:44 am
BOTHELL, Washington - A Bothell Police Department employee has been fired and the Washington State Patrol is investigating after an undisclosed amount of money went missing from a safe in the department's evidence room.
- Supreme Court to Legislature: Keep working on education plan Updated: Apr-30-15 9:22 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court told the state Legislature on Thursday it should keep working on its education plan.
- Washington Supreme Court: State has a right to jury trial Updated: Apr-30-15 6:02 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Supreme Court says the state has a right to demand a trial by jury when it gets sued.
- Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington Updated: Apr-30-15 3:56 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A wolf that was struck and killed by a vehicle in western Washington this week may provide the first verification that the animals have crossed the Cascade Range, an official for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.
- Attorney general decries 'senseless' violence in Baltimore Updated: Apr-29-15 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday called the rioting in Baltimore "senseless acts of violence" that were counterproductive to improving relationships between the police and community.
- Group leaves Washington, but no Medicaid deal yet Updated: Apr-29-15 8:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert and Republican legislative leaders said they were optimistic Wednesday after leaving a meeting in Washington with federal officials, but they're still without a deal or new flexibility to expand Medicaid in Utah.
- Street sweeper, semitrailer collide in south King County Updated: Apr-27-15 5:17 pm
ALGONA, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says two people were injured when a street sweeper and semitrailer collided on State Route 167 in south King County Monday morning.
- Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol Updated: Apr-25-15 4:40 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.
- Washington state Legislature passes oil train safety bill Updated: Apr-24-15 9:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state.
- Patrol: Deputy ran stop sign, causing Everett crash Updated: Apr-23-15 3:50 pm
EVERETT, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign and caused a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian last week.