THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
New for the 2020 Census: You can fill out the survey online.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
Keeping legislative records secret called a “black hole” by news media lawyer, part of the balance between transparency and efficiency by lawmakers’ lawyer.
Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments whether legislators individually are subject to Public Records Act or can refuse to release some documents.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an opponent, current City Council President Ben Stuckart, says a questionable campaign practice known as a push poll is contacting voters with misinformation. He initially alleged the poll came from the Woodward campaign, but later said it could have originated from an independent group.
A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
A Richland florist did not face religious intolerance as government officials considered the case of whether she could refuse to provided flowers for the wedding of a gay couple, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019
Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.
State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow the new state law on immigration status. Supports of the law say he’s misreading it.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
Dan Evans – former governor, former senator, former Boy Scout and lifelong conservationist – was waiting by a tree on the trail above a creek swollen with spring runoff headed for the Wenatchee River when he told the story of how the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area was saved by a book.
World affairs and national politics were in turmoil 30 years ago when Spokane native Tom Foley became speaker of the House of Representatives.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019
Teen sex offender’s exceptional sentence for attacks on classmates upheld by state Supreme Court.
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
Washington’s largest Army National Guard unit is being sent to Poland for a year in 2021.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson files a legal challenge to Trump administration’s “conscience rule” that allows health care providers to refuse treatment based on religious beliefs.
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019
A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.
Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.
Human composting to become legal next year.
Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
Washington to set up special trust fund to help with long-term care costs by requiring payments from workers.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
National magazine crunches lots of state data and puts Washington on top.
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019
As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.