OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee holds press conference about the Senate rejecting his transporation secretary.
A divided Senate refused to confirm Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed an acting secretary for the Department of Social and Health Services while a national search begins for a permanent leader.
Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.
A Senate committee that controls the flow of legislation could issue subpoenas later this week to the Department of Corrections as part of an inquiry into problems that led to …
Governor, senators spar over investigation of prison release mistakes.
Issues the Washington Legislature will face include education funding, charter schools and carbon pollution.
Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.
Tod Marshall, a Spokane poet and professor at Gonzaga University, has been named Washington’s state poet laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee. His two-year term kicks off on Feb. 1. He …
Gov. Jay Inslee ordered state agencies to come up with more data on gun deaths and determine whether people violating the state’s background check law are being prosecuted.
Gov. Jay Inslee to announce an initiative on gun safety and mental health Wednesday.
An exit interview with Jon Snyder
Shuffling transportation projects in response to latest accidents a bad way to set transportation policy.
The leader of the Washington State Senate would like more state funds to improve rural roads leading to Washington State University in Pullman.
Spin Control looks back at some political highlights and lowlifes of 2015
A computer programming error allowed some 3,200 inmates out of prison before their sentences were up.
Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2016 budget proposal, which would raise teacher salaries and close four tax loopholes.
State Auditor Troy Kelley ends his voluntary leave of absence, returns to work in the face of an impeachment resolution.
Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.
Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.
Syrian passport found near terrorist becoming an excuse for halting refugee processing.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is confident federal screening of refugees will protect state.
Allegations that Planned Parenthood might be selling fetal tissue or performing illegal “partial birth” abortions aren’t true, Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells legislators.
Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Reacting to an appeal filed by eight wildlife-protection groups, Gov. Jay Inslee has struck down increases in cougar hunting quotas approved this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. …
Some counties and the Colville tribe will get disaster aid to cover part of the costs of this summer’s historic wildfires.
A carbon tax in Washington makes a lot of sense, especially the revenue-neutral plan touted by CarbonWA, a nonpartisan, grass-roots organization that is well on its way to gathering enough …