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Politics

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some ground

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some groundOne measure seeks to expand background checks on gun sales. The other seeks to make sure the checks don't go beyond national standards.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appears

First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appearsFirst ad sponsored by NRA against I-594 released, profiling Seattle gun instructor.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington stateWhat happens if both pass on Nov. 4 is anyone's guess.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Renton

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical College

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical CollegeCommuters should expect traffic congestion as Biden's motorcade moves from downtown Seattle to Renton and back.
  • Renton
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Washington may toughen texting while driving law

Washington may toughen texting while driving lawTraffic safety leaders say the 7-year-old law is outdated and doesn't account for the ability to surf the web or use social media.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutional

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutionalThe ACLU is joining the list of opponents of a new "hygiene law" in Burien.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Television

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' host

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' hostThe report says NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Stewart and was prepared to compensate him handsomely.
  • Television
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in Belltown

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in BelltownVice President Joe Biden is overnighting in Seattle in advance of two events that are part of a West Coast political swing.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Seventh re-election race 'nastiest' for longtime senator

Seventh re-election race 'nastiest' for longtime senatorThe controversial senator has been in office since 1991.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Seattle

Dozens express concerns about proposed Seattle budget

Dozens express concerns about proposed Seattle budgetMore than 115 people showed up to express concerns about how the City of Seattle will spend its money next year.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Monday is the deadline for voter registration

Monday is the deadline for voter registrationMonday is the deadline for most voters to register to vote in the November 4 election.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballot

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballotGun purchase background check initiatives headline November ballot.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana industry makes political donationsWith the arrival of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington, the industry and its political influence are expanding rapidly.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Task force proposing new taxes for state parks

Task force proposing new taxes for state parksThe final report recommends a sales tax on bottled water and an excise tax on motor homes and travel trailers.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Washington state lawmakers want to ban pot smoking in cars

Washington state lawmakers want to ban pot smoking in carsState officials want the Legislature to tweak the state's recreational marijuana law so that it's illegal to smoke marijuana in a car.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Reports: Seattle's Jenny Durkan a candidate for Attorney General

Reports: Seattle's Jenny Durkan a candidate for Attorney GeneralDurkan had planned on quietly stepping aside as U.S. attorney next week. Now she's at the center of a swirl of speculation.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

King Co. councilman Reagan Dunn pleads guilty to DUI

King Co. councilman Reagan Dunn pleads guilty to DUIDunn, a former federal prosecutor, has served on the county council since 2005.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

House passes 'no welfare for weed' billThe bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Cantwell: strip NFL tax-exempt status over Redskins name

Cantwell: strip NFL tax-exempt status over Redskins nameA U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Local

Washington sales tax dependence cited in wealth gap report

Washington sales tax dependence cited in wealth gap reportThe study by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's shows a significant decline in annual average state tax growth among the 10 most sales tax-dependent states.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Liquor fee fight pushes Costco to Washington GOP

Liquor fee fight pushes Costco to Washington GOPCostco executives have long been big supporters of Democratic causes, but an obscure liquor tax fight is pushing them to the right.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Local

Bill would sanction countries involved in ivory trade

Bill would sanction countries involved in ivory tradeA proposed bill would impose sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory trafficking.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Murray, Cantwell, 14 other female senators write to Goodell

Murray, Cantwell, 14 other female senators write to GoodellThe letter from the bipartisan group said it was "deeply concerned" about the NFL's new domestic violence policy.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Olympia

Legislature in contempt over education funding

Legislature in contempt over education fundingState Supreme Court holds Legislature in contempt over lack of progress in education funding.
  • Olympia
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Former Pacific Mayor mess nearly cleaned up

Former Pacific Mayor mess nearly cleaned upJust over a year since its former mayor was recalled, Pacific is almost finished untangling the mess left behind.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott has plan to ease VA wait times

Rep. Jim McDermott has plan to ease VA wait timesThe idea is for the federal government to give scholarships to medical students who promise to spend at least five years working at the VA as primary care doctors.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Tacoma

Tacoma group camps out to raise immigration awareness

Tacoma group camps out to raise immigration awarenessWhile President Obama announced a delay on immigration reform, a Washington group is raising awareness on deportation.
  • Tacoma
  • 1 month, 1 week ago