OLYMPIA – As Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing continues to suffer the slings and arrows from outrageous comment, it’s not uncommon for a supporter to call or write the paper and echo of hizzoner’s challenge to his challengers. That is, if the voters don’t like what he wrote, they can recall him.
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OLYMPIA -- A major rewrite of the state's clean water rules was put on hold today as Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the Department of Ecology to "reassess" the plan he proposed in 2015 year but did not pass this year's Legislature.
The department may draft a new set of rules for pollution and fish consumption standards.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart sent out a point-by-point rebuttal against the mayor and fire chief, following Wednesday's story about the council's decision to require at least two firefighters to respond to a call for help.
Gas tax goes up 7 cents tomorrow, and 4.9 cents next July 1. How much will your price at the pump go up?
Here's our story from this morning, with a correction in the tax rate for 2016, and a link to the comments, which are flowing freely today.
Kyle Murakami holds Spokane Mayor David Condon responsible for failing to discipline city employees who he says threatened him and shoved him to the ground as he tried to have a subpoena served in April 2013 in connection with his upcoming camera-issued red-light ticket.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today told the Ecology department to create tougher carbon emission laws, a step that avoided the "poison pill" provision in this year's transportation budget and retains billions of dollars in alternative transportation funding.
OLYMPIA -- Lawyers for the state said the Legislature did enough in the last session that it should no longer be found in contempt of the state Supreme Court for failing to provide adequate funding for public schools.
Not so fast, say attorneys for parents who pushed for more funding.
OLYMPIA -- An effort to give voters a chance to reject changes to the state's medical marijuana laws has failed.
Supporters of a referendum to put it on the November ballot have told state officials they won't be turning in signatures.
OLYMPIA – Although the Legislature left town July 9, the true end of the session came Wednesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed the last three of the 363 bills lawmakers managed to pass in their record-setting 176-day triple-overtime stint.
We parse the numbers, and look at the final signing.
OLYMPIA -- Two issues that forced the Legislature into an extra week of overtime were signed into law today.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed bills that delay class-size reductions from fourth grade through high school for four years, and give high school seniors a two-year reprieve on the biology assessment test.