- 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.
- Reaction to the federal indictment of Auditor Troy Kelley Updated: Apr-16-15 6:19 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Elected officials in Washington state called on Auditor Troy Kelley to step down following his indictment by a federal grand jury on charges of filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of stolen property:
- Bill to revamp terms of payday loans all but dead in House Updated: Apr-07-15 5:49 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A bill that would rewrite Washington's payday-lending laws to favor longer-term high-interest loans has stalled in a House committee after passing the Senate in a contentious vote.
- Agreement on new US education law would aid Washington state Updated: Apr-07-15 3:56 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state would regain flexibility to judge its own public-school performance under a bipartisan agreement announced Tuesday to fix the federal No Child Left Behind education law.