Stories tagged: Washington state
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
College volleyball notes: WSU enters rugged Pac-12 after strong preconference run
A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7 a.m.
State’s maritime labor on course toward retirement cliff
The marine workforce in Washington state – which includes sailors, engineers, captains and other workers on everything from tugboats to shipping vessels – is headed for a mass retirement.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Washington State volleyball building off 2016 success
Success didn’t come overnight for the Washington State University volleyball program. It’s been a slow, steady build under coach Jen Greeny that resulted in 2016’s breakout season. The goal this …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Ocean Spray phasing out cranberry sauce production in state
Ocean Spray is consolidating its cranberry sauce production and will no longer make sauce at its Markham facility.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Road signs: What license plate trends can tell you about Washington State
Department of Licensing data on the special plates shows more than just the popularity of the gray and crimson. It turns out you can tell a lot about a Washington …
Sun., July 9, 2017
Editorial: Good riddance to harmful bathroom initiative
With I-1552 on the ballot, the national spotlight would’ve shone on Washington state. So it’s a relief knowing the Just Want Privacy group was unable to scare enough people, with …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Gene Conley, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday
Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse bill would override court decision to keep dams
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Washington state Legislature passes paid family leave measure
The Washington Legislature has approved a paid family leave program that offers workers paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious medical condition of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.
Federal officials say nearly 1 out of 6 young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well
Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot
A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Inslee talks trade in meeting with Mexico’s president
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee’s visit to Mexico City was part of a weeklong trade mission to the country.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was in Mexico on Friday as part of a trade delegation.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Spike in road fatalities sparks Washington state phone ban
Washington state lawmakers just took a big step to change that with a new law signed earlier this week by Gov. Jay Inslee that bans holding a phone or other …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
U.S.: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site
A shipment of nuclear waste from a commercial power plant located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state was improperly labeled when it was trucked to a commercial disposal …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID
The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Werschkul/Hlebain: Boost in caregivers’ pay would spark economy
If Spokane County’s home care workers received an increase to $15 per hour, it would provide an influx of more than $4.8 million dollars into the county’s economy.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
“Real ID” deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with two-tiered license
When federal identification standards take effect for air travel in January, Washington residents, like others across the country, will need an enhanced driver’s license or a passport to board a …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight
The 2007 bust of a Washington state hacker put an end to bomb scares and saved graduation at the Lacey, Wash., high school but would also raise a troubling question …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Attorneys general fill in for Congress
Congress has allowed itself to become an increasingly subordinate branch. Hence the state attorneys general rise to check the president and his functionaries. This is good.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Maintain support for transgender protections
Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Feds should refrain from marijuana crackdown
Sessions isn’t alone in believing marijuana to be especially pernicious, but scientific research and common sense don’t back him up
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Move up Washington’s presidential primary
Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
Jane Nelson-Low and Mary Lou Johnson: Clean up state tax code to help working families
Washington has the
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
TPP’s demise hits close to home
Promising new economic opportunities have been buried. That’s especially painful for Washington, the most trade-dependent state in the union.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Young child latest to die because of flu in Washington state
A young child in Pierce County is the latest to die because of the flu.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …