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Couple worries about property taxes under school funding plan

Couple worries about property taxes under school funding planDemocrats want a new capital gains tax, Republicans want higher state property taxes.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
News

Wash. lawmaker to resign in face of ethics allegations

Wash. lawmaker to resign in face of ethics allegationsState Rep. Susan Fagan is expected to resign this week following allegations of falsified travel expense forms.
  • News
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Politics

Washington legislators return to work Wednesday

Washington legislators return to work WednesdayAfter a four-day break, Washington lawmakers have returned to work for a special session to resolve the state's budget debate and other pending matters.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

Indicted Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start Monday

Indicted Auditor Troy Kelley says unpaid leave will start MondayEmbattled state Auditor Troy Kelley, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on tax evasion and other charges earlier this month, says he will start his leave of absence next week and will not accept pay or benefits.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Olympia

Inslee says state will withhold pay from Troy Kelley

Inslee says state will withhold pay from Troy KelleyGov. Jay Inslee has directed state officials to withhold pay from embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week ago
Local

State Attorney General readies progress report on school funding

State Attorney General readies progress report on school fundingThe education funding mandate is in the state constitution and has been ordered by the state Supreme Court.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Teachers rally at Washington state Capitol

Teachers rally at Washington state CapitolHundreds of teachers gathered on the steps of the state capitol, Saturday, to demanding better pay, smaller classes, and less testing.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Author of 'The Boys in the Boat' wants movie made here

Author of 'The Boys in the Boat' wants movie made hereThe movie version of "The Boys in the Boat" could be filmed outside of the state, but its author doesn't that to happen.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

Some patients concerned about new medical marijuana rules

Some patients concerned about new medical marijuana rulesMany patients who depend on medical marijuana are paying close attention to Washington's new regulations, which could have a big impact once they take effect.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Olympia

Recall hearing set for Washington state auditor

Recall hearing set for Washington state auditorWhile the legal process to recall Kelley is underway, the bar is very high, making it unlikely to happen.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Inslee believes state can withhold Troy Kelley's pay

Inslee believes state can withhold Troy Kelley's payState auditor Troy Kelley, indicted on 10 felony counts, is taking a leave of absence starting May 1.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Crackdown to follow 'historic' medical marijuana law

Crackdown to follow 'historic' medical marijuana lawMany believe the law will thin the number of store fronts that have opened because of a new license requirement.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Olympia

House approves reforms for monitoring of criminals

House approves reforms for monitoring of criminalsThe bill would ban home detention for suspects in violent or sexual crimes and set new standards for private monitoring.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Olympia

Inslee calls for special session to start next Wednesday

Inslee calls for special session to start next WednesdayGov. Jay Inslee has called a special session to start next Wednesday for lawmakers to pass a state operating budget.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Gov. Inslee puts brakes on 75 mph speed limit

Gov. Inslee puts brakes on 75 mph speed limitGov. Jay Inslee said he wanted a analysis of the safety impact before raising any speed limits on Washington highways.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

In Earth Day address, Inslee calls for Legislative action

In Earth Day address, Inslee calls for Legislative actionGov. Jay Inslee said the Legislature's impending special session should be used to advance an environment-friendly agenda.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Seattle

Seattle town hall will spark debate about rent control

Seattle town hall will spark debate about rent controlSome are calling for the repeal of a state ban on rent control.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Governor: Auditor Troy Kelley should not be on paid leave

Governor: Auditor Troy Kelley should not be on paid leaveThe state's attorney general's office is trying to determine if auditor Troy Kelley will be paid while on a leave of absence to fight federal criminal charges.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Citizen behind Kelley recall cites Constitution

Citizen behind Kelley recall cites ConstitutionConstitution: Auditor 'shall reside' in seat of government.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Entertainment

Teen computer whiz tracks campaign donations

Teen computer whiz tracks campaign donationsTeen computer whiz tracks campaign donations
  • Entertainment
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Council selects 8 finalists for Clark's vacant seat

Council selects 8 finalists for Clark's vacant seatThe Seattle City Council has chosen eight potential candidates to take over Sally Clark's vacant seat after she stepped down from the position earlier this month to pursue a job at the University of Washington.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Seattle on Monday

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Seattle on MondayFormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be in Seattle on Monday for a round table discussion.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

WA treasurer proposes cutting some taxes, creating income tax

WA treasurer proposes cutting some taxes, creating income taxTreasurer James McIntire says the state can't fund education as mandated by the constitution under the current tax system.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Traffic

More fines proposed for slow left lane drivers

More fines proposed for slow left lane driversA state senator has introduced a bill that would fine left lane campers even more depending on how far below the speed limit they are driving.
  • Traffic
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

New King County levy would boost funding for kids

New King County levy would boost funding for kidsFunds would be used for programs aimed at reducing incarceration, preventing homelessness, and treating mental illness.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Olympia

Gov. Inslee repeats call for state auditor to resign

Gov. Inslee repeats call for state auditor to resignGov. Jay Inslee sent Auditor Troy Kelley a letter repeating his call for the embattled official to resign immediately.
  • Olympia
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Governor expands drought declaration to nearly half of Wash.

Governor expands drought declaration to nearly half of Wash.Runoff from snowmelt this summer is projected to be the lowest on record in 64 years.
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago