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Washington

Potential 2016 GOP candidate: Chris Christie

Potential 2016 GOP candidate: Chris ChristieLatest coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
  • Washington
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

E-cigarette shops unhappy with 95% vapor tax proposal

E-cigarette shops unhappy with 95% vapor tax proposalIf Governor Jay Inslee gets his way, electronic cigarette smokers will soon be helping to fill the state budget gap. He wants to impost a 95 percent tax on any and all vapor products.
  • Local
  • 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Care

Health exchange to flip to direct premium payment

Health exchange to flip to direct premium paymentThe change was prompted by all the problems the exchange has had in making sure payments are correctly transferred.
  • Care
  • 16 hours, 5 minutes ago
Politics

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for Washington

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for WashingtonInslee wants to spend most of his budget on public schools. Washington is under court order to increase K-12 education funding.
  • Politics
  • 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
Local

Tougher distracted driving laws could be coming

Tougher distracted driving laws could be comingIt's not illegal to do a number of other things on your phone when you drive, but they can be as distracting as texting.
  • Local
  • 22 hours, 37 minutes ago
Local

Teacher: Pre-k funding would help full-time kindergartners

Teacher: Pre-k funding would help full-time kindergartnersCurrently 40 percent of kindergarten is full-day.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Olympia

Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportation

Inslee wants carbon tax to fund transportationWashington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced his 12-year, $12 billion plan for rebuilding the state's transportation infrastructure. He said a third of the cost will be covered by a new tax on carbon pollution.
  • Olympia
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

Governor wants to beat deadline on education suit

Governor wants to beat deadline on education suitGov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for meeting the state's obligation to the Supreme Court a year early.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Sen. Murray helps restore Hanford funds

Sen. Murray helps restore Hanford fundsDemocratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have been averted.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Justices: Agencies must explain records redaction

Justices: Agencies must explain records redactionWashington's Supreme Court says agencies must give a brief explanation when they decide to withhold or redact records requested under the Public Records Act.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Olympia

Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikes

Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikesWashington Gov. Jay Inslee will propose a $1 billion tax package when he releases his new budget.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

State lawmakers work on proposals to support police body cameras

State lawmakers work on proposals to support police body camerasSupport for body cameras is growing stronger, but Washington's public disclosure law has police agencies shying away.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Could Starbucks CEO run for president?

Could Starbucks CEO run for president?The CEO of Starbucks made a speech this morning that seemed -- at times -- to be more about politics than coffee. Could Howard Schultz be thinking about running for president?
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Tighter gun restrictions take effect Thursday

Tighter gun restrictions take effect ThursdayI-594, the voter approved law tightening gun restrictions in Washington State, takes effect Thursday.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Snohomish Co. Deputy Executive accused of death threats

Snohomish Co. Deputy Executive accused of death threatsThe Snohomish County Council chair is calling for an investigation of workplace harassment against the deputy executive
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

$14 million added to 2015 Seattle budget ahead of vote

$14 million added to 2015 Seattle budget ahead of voteThe budget is set to increase by more than eight percent to nearly $5 billion.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

No police permission needed for body cams, state AG says

No police permission needed for body cams, state AG saysWashington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says interactions with on-duty police are presumed to be public
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Seattle

Seattle mom left out of Obama's immigration reform

Seattle mom left out of Obama's immigration reformMillions of undocumented residents will not qualify for President Obama's immigration reform plan.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theoriesA two-year investigation by the House Intelligence Committee found that the CIA and the military acted properly.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Some undocumented immigrants frustrated by Obama plan

Some undocumented immigrants frustrated by Obama planPresident Obama's immigration plan may allow millions to stay in this country, but it doesn't work for everyone.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Lukewarm reaction to President Obama's immigration speech

Lukewarm reaction to President Obama's immigration speechReaction to the President Obama's remarks about immigration came quickly from viewers in South Seattle Thursday night
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Local lawmakers suggest separate road package from Legislature

Local lawmakers suggest separate road package from LegislatureMembers of the Puget Sound Regional Council are preparing a new transportation plan, separate from a state road package.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

New laws could target e-cig businesses

New laws could target e-cig businessesLicenses, taxes are part of a discussion about "vaping."
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

Youngest state lawmaker-elect surprises Democrats with win

Youngest state lawmaker-elect surprises Democrats with winYoungest woman elected to Olympia since 1936.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

Police body cams, Washington public records law clash

Police body cams, Washington public records law clashThe man requesting the video says he wants police agencies across Washington to upload body cam video to YouTube.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Sen. Murray: 100 women in Congress 'progress, but not enough'

Sen. Murray: 100 women in Congress 'progress, but not enough'Women reached a milestone in the recent midterm elections. For the first time, more than 100 women have been elected to serve in Congress.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Investigations

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside business

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside businessWashington's second-highest-ranking elected official says personal archery business presents no conflict of interest.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago