THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
Monday was the last day to register the easy way for Washington residents who want to vote in the May 24 presidential primary. So you missed it. Now what?
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
Washington voter registration hit a record mark. Will voting also hit records?
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
The Capitol grounds are also becoming a place for a bit of ecological experimentation.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
The Commission on African American Affairs improperly diverted and spent money, a state audit says
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Will pressure from folks back home prompt Senate Republican leaders to give Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing? Sen. Patty Murray thinks it might.
Lobbyists asked to grade the 2016 legislative session turn in some low marks.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee fired the head of Western State Hospital, the controversial mental health care facility from which two dangerous patients escaped last week.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
A trial over possible violations of the state's campaign finance law by the Grocery Manufacturers Association won't start until Aug. 15.
City Council President Ben Stuckart said in response to Monday's story there's no desire among the majority of city officials to more strictly regulate marijuana sales downtown.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law. Opponents probably didn’t celebrate, but likely nodded in agreement, when some of their members announced a few days later they'd challenge that law.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
It's tulip season in the Puget Sound.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
Slow driver penalties, sex-selection abortion ban, temporary shelters for homeless didn't make it through Legislature 1
OLYMPIA – When a legislative session ends, a pile of bills wind up on a governor’s desk to become law or be vetoed, but an even bigger pile were introduced and never made it that far.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
Among the beneficiaries of Washington’s current divided Legislature and the animus that bloomed during its rush to close up shop last week are people with the dangerous habit of drinking too much then getting behind the wheel of a car.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
Washington supporters of Bernie Sanders are taking to social media to demand the state’s superdelegates back him after his overwhelming victory in the precinct caucuses Saturday. Those who don’t should face retribution in their own coming elections, some commenters say.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
The Legislature adjourned sine die after 80 days, much of it spent trying to settle on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers passed that budget Tuesday and left for home a few hours later.
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