Stories tagged: washington government
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 …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Rep. Gina McCabe has requested $3.6 million for housing for Yakima’s homeless.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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 …