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Politics

State Senate starts moving transportation bills

State Senate starts moving transportation billsThe Senate started moving some pieces of a state transportation package, including a measure that would exempt all state highway and preservation projects from the state sales tax and would redirect sales tax money from non-highway transportation projects away from the...
  • Politics
  • 12 hours, 48 minutes ago
Politics

Bill would mandate Native American history in WA schools

Bill would mandate Native American history in WA schoolsState lawmakers are considering SB 5433, which would require public schools to integrate tribal history into curriculum.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Sports

Seattle mayor: Arena EIS done May 7, open to NHL first

Seattle mayor: Arena EIS done May 7, open to NHL firstThe EIS, according to Murray and project observers, is most important roadblock for the proposal to become reality.
  • Sports
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Disabled support staff in Washington want higher wages

Disabled support staff in Washington want higher wagesAgencies who work with the disabled say they cannot afford to pay their staff more than an average of $10.26 an hour.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Local

Does the state need a 'Silver Alert' for seniors?

Does the state need a 'Silver Alert' for seniors?WSP has concerns with proposal.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Seattle

Bill to split Seattle school district passes House panel

Bill to split Seattle school district passes House panelSponsors of the measure say the school district is too big to solve its problems. The district rejects the idea.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week ago
Local

House panel passes proposal to eliminate graduation exams

House panel passes proposal to eliminate graduation examsThe proposal would keep the high school tests in place, but passing those tests would not be a graduation requirement.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Seattle

Seattle council member Sally Clark drops out of race

Seattle council member Sally Clark drops out of raceCouncil member Sally Clark says she will not run for re-election.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Oregon governor announces resignation amid ethics probe

Oregon governor announces resignation amid ethics probeEmbattled Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday in a release.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Senate leaders propose 11.7-cent gas tax increase

Senate leaders propose 11.7-cent gas tax increaseSenate majority leaders on Thursday unveiled a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental gas tax increase of 11.7 cents.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Bill to stiffen WA distracted driving law gets bipartisan support

Bill to stiffen WA distracted driving law gets bipartisan supportIf passed, Senate Bill 5656 would make surfing the web and emailing, among other things, illegal.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

Seattle ethics commission considers office fund changes

Seattle ethics commission considers office fund changesOffice funds are accounts held by most city council members and Mayor Ed Murray that are funded with private donations.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Bill looks to strip guns from dangerous people

Bill looks to strip guns from dangerous peopleThe bill would allow judges to stop potentially dangerous people from accessing or purchasing guns.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Washington teens could be paid less than minimum wage

Washington teens could be paid less than minimum wageA bill in the state Senate would allow employers to pay anyone under age 20 the federal minimum wage, which is lower than the state wage.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Legislature considers abolishing death penalty

Legislature considers abolishing death penaltyWith a moratorium from Gov. Jay Inslee currently in place, more lawmakers seem to be on board.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Elections

Decision 2015: Election Results

Decision 2015: Election ResultsElection results for Highline School District bond measure.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

WA bill would require police crisis intervention training

WA bill would require police crisis intervention trainingTechniques include ways that officers should talk to those who might be hearing voices or having delusions.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Bills would exempt police, military from gun background checks

Bills would exempt police, military from gun background checksLawmakers want to give exemptions to those who carry guns at work.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Republican email: Is Pete Carroll calling Democrat plays?

Republican email: Is Pete Carroll calling Democrat plays?The email criticizes Democrats for predicting they will take back the House of Representatives in 2016.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Lawmakers want to end Daylight Saving Time in Washington

Lawmakers want to end Daylight Saving Time in WashingtonHawaii and Arizona are the only two states that disregard daylight saving time.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers propose bill to bring back psychiatric boarding

Lawmakers propose bill to bring back psychiatric boardingThe bill would allow warehousing of mentally ill patients in hospitals and other facilities when no proper psychiatric beds are available for them.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Abortion notification bill comes before Senate panel

Abortion notification bill comes before Senate panelThe bill would require minors to notify their parents before getting an abortion.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Washington looks to share marijuana taxes with cities

Washington looks to share marijuana taxes with citiesUnder bills introduced in both houses in Olympia, the state would share a chunk of its marijuana tax revenue with cities and counties .
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawmaker: Allow police to auction off seized pot

Lawmaker: Allow police to auction off seized potCommittee chair considers most medical providers part of black market.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Seahawks

Politics next for Richard Sherman? Maybe, but he hopes not soon

Politics next for Richard Sherman? Maybe, but he hopes not soonOne of his closest teammates thinks so, but the feisty all-pro cornerback first hopes to have a long future in the NFL.
  • Seahawks
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Traffic

Motorcycle riders push bill to split between cars on freeway

Motorcycle riders push bill to split between cars on freewayAlthough the bill has bipartisan support, the Washington State Patrol says the idea is dangerous.
  • Traffic
  • 1 month ago
Politics

State Senate proposes changes to initiative process

State Senate proposes changes to initiative processSenators hope to stop unfunded initiatives from being approved.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago