Dec. 28—The classic car glistening in Sen. Jim Honeyford's garage could be seen as a metaphor for the career of this longtime lawmaker. The 1930 Ford Model A Coupe with its slick green paint and original — and operational — engine and brakes is the product of much behind-the-scenes work: Not budgets and bills, but restoration. It has traveled all over Central Washington carrying Jim, his wife, ...
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday his office is suing Kroger, Albertsons and Rite Aid, arguing their pharmacy chains failed to act as the "final barrier" against the over-prescription of opioids.
State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, released a statement on Wednesday criticizing Gov. Jay Inslee's operating budget proposal. In Wilson's view, Inslee's budget fails to prioritize the issues that most affect families in Washington state.
Inslee and Ferguson joined legislators and others affected by gun violence in Tukwila on Monday to announce upcoming legislation to reduce gun violence. The legislation addresses assault weapons, permits to purchase guns and holding businesses that sell guns liable.
The proposal will likely guide lawmakers this session as they write budgets for the next two-year cycle that will fund education, housing, new construction, state employees' salaries, public safety and other programs across the state.
Through the end of this week, students, staff and visitors are now required to wear masks during school hours and encouraged to wear masks during evening events. Masks will be available at the school for those who may need them.
Inslee on Monday previewed his climate agenda for the 2023 legislative session at an event in the Tri-Cities, including a proposal to make Washington State University Tri-Cities the home of a new Northwest Energy Futures institute. Inslee is asking the Legislature for $10 million to fund the institute.
The start of the partial recount in the Spokane County auditor’s race was delayed briefly last week by some observers using the opportunity to demand answers about pending public records requests, something at best only tangentially related to the matter of reviewing results from five of the county’s 439 precincts.
Dec. 8—OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce is asking state residents to help check the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission's new National Broadband Map, which notes which parts of the country have and do not have access to broadband internet service. According to a press release issued Thursday by the Washington State Department of Commerce, at stake is the ...
Today, with 21 states and counting allowing the possession and sale of the drug to adults, the attention has shifted among industry members to the real possibility that the walls around Washington's market, approved by voters, could soon come tumbling down with federal legalization and access to banking.