- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Wyoming governor: Coal exports critical to state's industry Updated: May-19-15 8:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead continued his trade mission to the Northwest on Tuesday, emphasizing to the governor of Oregon that the future of Wyoming's coal industry requires getting access to deep-water ports to allow exports to Asian markets.
- Democrats roll out revised plan to cap carbon emissions Updated: May-11-15 6:18 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state Democrats are re-crafting Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious plan to make industrial polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, hoping their version could win over some businesses and others wary of its impacts.
- 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.
- Inslee says much work to do before budget deal is reached Updated: May-06-15 7:07 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee says that while there have been some proposals exchanged between the House and Senate, there is a "long, long ways to go" before a budget deal is reached.
- Washington lawmakers return to resolve budget, other issues Updated: Apr-29-15 8:53 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington lawmakers returned to work Wednesday after a four-day break for a special session to resolve the state's budget debate and other matters.
- Waste recycling company builds Sedro-Woolley site Updated: Apr-28-15 7:52 am
SEATTLE - A company that designed equipment for use in developing countries that turns human waste into drinking water and electrical energy will build a headquarters in Sedro-Woolley.
- Legislature extends session, transportation talks roll on Updated: Apr-26-15 12:49 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - With dueling proposals for the state's education and operating budgets topping the Legislature's agenda for its imminent special session, the likelihood of Republicans and Democrats finding consensus on a transportation package to address the state's infrastructure needs has dipped out of the spotlight.
- 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 gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market Updated: Apr-24-15 8:10 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot.