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Politics

Cigarette tax hike would pay for cancer research

Cigarette tax hike would pay for cancer research50-cent a pack increased proposed by cancer survivors.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Few details about feds' interest in Washington auditor

Few details about feds' interest in Washington auditorTroy Kelley's office confirms it received a subpoena earlier this month.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Oso, surrounding communities honored with Medal of Valor

Oso, surrounding communities honored with Medal of ValorThis is the first time the state has awarded the Medal of Valor to a community.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Search warrant executed at state auditor's home

Search warrant executed at state auditor's homeTacoma police have confirmed that a search warrant was executed Monday at the home of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Most elected state officials get record training

Most elected state officials get record trainingA new state law in Washington requires elected officials get training on public records laws. But it's a law enforced by the honor system.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' sign

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' signThe Seattle chapter of the Satanic Temple is waging a campaign against an "In God We Trust" sign in Clark County.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Zombies invade Olympia looking for tax breaks

Zombies invade Olympia looking for tax breaksActors dressed up in zombies invaded the state capitol Tuesday, encouraging lawmakers to expand tax incentives for the entertainment industry.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Proposal would allow bicyclists to run certain red lights

Proposal would allow bicyclists to run certain red lightsA bill that would allow bicyclists to run certain red lights could soon get the green light from state lawmakers in Olympia.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Olympia

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.Bill would ban non-tobacco flavors and raise taxes on vaping products.
  • Olympia
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Money

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hike

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hikeSome local business owners disagree with Nick Hanauer's assessment of what a $15 minimum wage will mean for Seattle.
  • Money
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Seattle City Light's CEO to retire after 11 years

Seattle City Light's CEO to retire after 11 yearsJorge Carrasco is stepping down as Seattle City Light Chief Executive Officer after 11 years of leading the power utility.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Ricky's Law: More than a name - a man on a mission

Ricky's Law: More than a name - a man on a missionWhen he talks about suicide prevention, mental illness and drug addiction, Ricky Garcia's message is simple: recovery is possible.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Olympia

Veterans helping state fight cybersecurity war

Veterans helping state fight cybersecurity warThe state of Washington is recruiting and training military veterans to help fight a war on cyberterrorists.
  • Olympia
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Senate passes bill aimed at regaining US education waiver

Senate passes bill aimed at regaining US education waiverThe Washington Education Association, the statewide teachers union, opposes the bill.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Constantine 'open to modifying the arena MOU' for NHL

Constantine 'open to modifying the arena MOU' for NHLThe current MOU requires Seattle to obtain an NBA team for an arena to be built. The King County Executive says he's open to changing it.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Personal belief vaccine exemption will remain; bill stalls

Personal belief vaccine exemption will remain; bill stallsAn effort to remove personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines as an authorized exemption from childhood school immunizations died in the House after failing to come up for a vote before a key deadline.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

State rules may relax for payday lenders

State rules may relax for payday lendersRules may relax for payday lenders, after passage of a Washington State Senate bill that allows for installment loans.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Senate OKs PTSD as qualifying condition for medical marijuana

Senate OKs PTSD as qualifying condition for medical marijuanaSenate Bill 5379 passed the chamber Tuesday night and now heads to the House for consideration.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Home detention bill approved by state House

Home detention bill approved by state HouseA bill that would stop the home detention release of suspects in violent or sex crimes passed a vote in the House of Representatives, 96-1.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Washington Senate passes bill to revamp payday loan industry

Washington Senate passes bill to revamp payday loan industryThe bill would create a system where lenders could offer loans with monthly and other fees and a similar interest rate for up to six months.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

House passes abortion-insurance bill for 4th year in a row

House passes abortion-insurance bill for 4th year in a rowThe bill is not expected to advance in the Republican-led Senate.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Distracted driving bill passes state Senate

Distracted driving bill passes state SenateThe Washington Senate has voted to extend the state's ban on cell phone use while driving to cover the range of functions a smartphone can now serve.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Gov. Inslee's personal emails range from trivial to political

Gov. Inslee's personal emails range from trivial to politicalRecords show governor sends staff about ten personal emails a month.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers could link teacher pay to location

Lawmakers could link teacher pay to locationLawmakers are considering linking teacher compensation to location and cost of living.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

Gov. Inslee email disclosure

Gov. Inslee email disclosureMessages sent from Gov. Jay Inslee's personal account to staff members or which discuss state business.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Pension forfeiture bills to get a hearing at the Capitol

Pension forfeiture bills to get a hearing at the CapitolWednesday is the deadline to get bills passed this session, two pension forfeiture bills just introduced last week were given an exception to that deadline
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Seattle lawsuit seeks lawyers for thousands of child immigrants

Seattle lawsuit seeks lawyers for thousands of child immigrantsGovernment lawyers have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit that would fundamentally change U.S. immigration law.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago