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Bill protects people living in their RVs

OLYMPIA – In a sign of the times, Washington’s House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would ban cities and counties from barring recreational vehicles from mobile home parks. …


Court dismisses Brown’s tax-hike fight

OLYMPIA – Declining to wade into a Senate dispute, Washington’s highest court Thursday rejected Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s challenge to an anti-tax ballot measure. The unanimous ruling leaves in …


Court rejects challenge to anti-tax measure

OLYMPIA – Declining to wade into the middle of a family fight, Washington’s highest court on Thursday rejected Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s challenge to an anti-tax ballot measure.


Eye on Olympia: High court rejects tax case

The Washington state Supreme Court has just ruled against state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Wash., who filed suit last year to try to overturn a requirement that tax increases …


Children’s programs defended

OLYMPIA – Armed with barbecued chicken and ribs, children’s advocates from Spokane made a pilgrimage to Olympia on Monday to urge local lawmakers to look elsewhere when making billions of …


State awaits gloomy budget news

OLYMPIA – Today’s the day. After months of ever-worse budget news, lawmakers will today hear state forecasters’ best guess about how the treasury will fare over the next two years.


Our View: Bill that would alter health district bears promise

For more than two years, the Spokane Regional Health District has been without a permanent health officer, and the board can’t seem to make up its mind if it wants …


Sen. Brown considers run for governor

OLYMPIA – The state’s last governor to make the jump from Eastern Washington to governor’s mansion was a Democrat who, in tough times, argued for public spending to help stabilize …


Democrats differ on candidates

OLYMPIA – In an indication of how tight the Democratic presidential contest has become, Washington’s lieutenant governor on Monday endorsed Hillary Clinton, not long after nearly two dozen Democratic lawmakers …


Area legislative races heating up, a year early

OLYMPIA – As early bird candidates start to file their bids for a legislative seat in 2008, the region’s most powerful lawmaker says she’s resisting suggestions that she consider leaving …