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GOP lawmakers want state to change provisions for union dues

As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit

U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Western State Hospital loses certification for federal money

Federal government says Western State Hospital still does not meet standards despite improvements.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Washington among states to sue over ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order will delay but not prevent a lawsuit from Washington and several other states over the practice of separating families who are detained …


‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington

Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.


State must replace hundreds more culverts to save salmon

U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …


Net neutrality ends nationwide, remains in Washington

Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Inslee heading to Iowa for Democratic fundraiser, prompting questions about a possible run for president

Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa next month as the keynote speaker for a fundraiser at a gathering of that state’s leading Democratic officials.


Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says

Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Voters can mail in primary, general election ballots for free

State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency level

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Inslee: Washington should base mental health facilities in communities around state

State should move to a system of community-based mental health facilities for patients committed by the courts, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Refugees, students and Marshallese health all make Inslee’s Spokane agenda

In a series of stops throughout the city Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee heard from refugees, the local Marshallese community, students concerned with gun violence in schools and students with a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Maria Cantwell and Heather Foley among speakers at local Democratic fundraiser April 27

Celebrating “The Year of the Woman,” local Democrats will hold their annual fundraiser at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on April 27 beginning at 5 p.m.


State DOL details cooperation with immigration officials

The Washington Department of Licensing has released details about how often it provided information to immigration authorities in the months before it changed its procedures for doing so.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7 p.m.

Gov. Inslee visiting Yakima to sign bill establishing ‘Cesar Chavez Day’

Martin Yanez remembers Cesar Chavez as a labor leader with the courage to admit he didn’t have all the answers to farmworkers’ problems. Francisco Malgof recalls a man who oozed …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Spin Control: Washington’s Capitol dome will get a good scrubbing, but no visitors

The Legislature set aside money for a cleaning of the Capitol dome, but Gov. Jay Inslee nixed a plan to allow visitors up to the top.


State studying priorities to prepare for killer quake

State and local officials begin looking at a way to set priorities to brace the state against catastrophic quakes that are going to come at some point.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Conversion therapy for LGBT youth banned in Washington state

Washington bans conversion therapy as harmful to LGBT youth.


Washington to join challenge to 2020 census citizenship question

Washington will join legal challenge over citizenship question on 2020 census form, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Budgets, new laws may satisfy court order on public schools

Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.


Spin Control: Hundreds of bills getting signed into law in Washington state. Here are some of them.

Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”


Passing off a pet as a service animal could result in a fine

New law defines what a service animal is.


Washington expands voting and campaign laws

Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.


Inslee questions whether Canadian pipeline should expand

The governor of Washington says his state is “allied” with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Employment agency head, accused of inappropriate conduct, resigns

Dale Peinecke, head of the state Employment Security Department, resigns amid allegations of inappropriate conduct to female employees.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Head of employment agency resigns after workplace report

The head of Washington state’s Employment Security Department has resigned after an outside investigation found several employees complained about him putting his arms around them or looking at their bodies …


Zags win it all in Inslee’s bracket

Gov. Jay Inslee’s picks Gonzaga Bulldogs to win it all.