Stories tagged: washington government
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers lengthened her lead over Democrat Lisa Brown Friday as the ballot count continued in Washington’s 5th Congressional District primary.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
In towns along Washington’s Pacific Coast, there are tsunami zones with sirens to warn of an approaching wave and marked routes to take to higher ground. Tuesday’s election results are …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Whatever blue wave was seen in other parts of the state, it doesn’t look ready to wipe out long-time Republican state Rep. Joel Kretz, who easily topped three challengers in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:04 p.m.
Democrat Dave Wilson won 6th District primary with 42.7 percent of the votes, while Republican Jenny Graham came in second with 30.5 percent.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Answers to frequent excuses for not voting in the primary.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Two more initiatives have enough signatures to go on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.
Sun., July 29, 2018
For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the …
Sun., July 15, 2018
Washington has taxed groceries in the past.
Sun., July 15, 2018
Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …
Wed., July 11, 2018
As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
State launches a department centered around children and families.
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
Federal government says Western State Hospital still does not meet standards despite improvements.
Tue., April 17, 2018
Americans deserve a tax code that is fair, and encourages U.S. businesses to hire more workers and invest here at home – and that’s exactly the results the Tax Cuts …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Gun smoke filled the air and bullet casings covered the Fishtrap shooting range terrain Saturday as Jered Bonneau hosted a “Shooting with the Candidate” event, where he and about 15 …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Employers hiring under a collective bargaining agreement won’t have to ask for written authorization before deducting certain dues or fees from an employee’s salary under a new law signed Friday.
Fri., March 23, 2018
A number of separate efforts signal that elected officials recognize the urgency of the nation’s growing housing crisis.
Sun., March 18, 2018
A look at the numbers generated by 147 legislators in 60 days of the 2018 session
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., March 3, 2018
But there is no longer any reason for an employer to provide bookkeeping and bill paying services. And change has public sector unions scared spitless.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for heavier penalties on drugmakers who fail to keep opioids off the street
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
Sexual assault survivors would receive more information faster about rape kit availability under a bill passed Friday by the House Health Care and Wellness Committee.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
People under 21 could no longer purchase tobacco or vapor products in Washington under
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
A look at some of the lawsuits against the Trump administration involving Washington State.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
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 …