Stories tagged: washington government
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Washington’s legal challenges to the Trump administration: Some of the lawsuits
A look at some of the lawsuits against the Trump administration involving Washington State.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Spin Control: ‘Necessity defense’ will have its day in court
Spokane has a long and colorful history of “taking it to the streets” on everything from the Wobblies free speech and labor demonstrations a century ago to more recent protests …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Spin Control: Eyman’s suit falls flat
While much of the Northwest was trying on eclipse glasses and peeking carefully at the sun Monday morning, initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman was trying to convince a judge that voters …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol
A lockdown at the Washington state Capitol was lifted Wednesday after law enforcement officers responding to a report of possible gunfire didn’t find anything suspicious.
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Expiration of film tax credit could take a bite out of “Z Nation,” other productions
The state tax incentive for film productions in Washington is set to expire at the end of the month, and its chances of being renewed are uncertain. Without it, the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers walking back on promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the beleaguered House leadership are squeezing lemons to pass a bill that would apparently allow insurers to do exactly what her previous legislation would …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Inslee taps longtime employee to head Washington Corrections Department
Department of Corrections employee who rose through the ranks is named to lead it.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Washington lawmakers pass bill for two-tier licensing
Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
State lawmaker McCabe seeks funding for homeless in Yakima
State Rep. Gina McCabe has requested $3.6 million for housing for Yakima’s homeless.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Revenue projections for Washington higher than expected
Lawmakers on Thursday received a revenue forecast that shows they have a little more money to work with as the Senate and House prepare to release their budget proposals in …
Wed., March 8, 2017
Senate OKs bill making threats against police a hate crime
The Senate has passed a measure that would make crimes and threats against police officers a hate crime.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Russian ambassador in eye of storm over Trump campaign ties
The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen announces retirement
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has announced he isn’t running for re-election, telling the Senate that his four decades in state service has been a “rare privilege and a great honor.”
Fri., Jan. 6, 2012
Gregoire backs easier business licenses, taxes
OLYMPIA – Small businesses would have a single place to obtain state and local licenses and to pay state and local business and occupation taxes under proposals announced Thursday by …
Sun., July 26, 2009
Partnership law foes submit signatures
OLYMPIA – Sponsors of a campaign to overturn the state’s domestic partnership law turned in their petition signatures Saturday and said they believe they have enough to force a public …
Sun., March 8, 2009
Fish-Wildlife Commission chair still learning despite multiple degrees
NASELLE, Wash. – Meet Miranda Wecker, environmental lawyer, spartina eradication expert, enthusiastic mountain biker and skier – and new chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Six weeks into …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2008
Bills take stricter stance on abuse by teachers
OLYMPIA – Little-known fact: Washington law now says that if a school employee kills or sexually abuses a child, the person must immediately be fired. But if the victim is …