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State Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding

The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline.

Washington justices: Immigration status usually inadmissible

The Washington Supreme Court has adopted a rule saying a person’s immigration status is “generally inadmissible” in court.

Shoreline permits for Washington state coal terminal denied

A Cowlitz County hearing examiner has denied two shoreline permits that Millennium Bulk Terminals needs for its $680 million coal-export terminal project on the Columbia River.

Some Washington state ski resorts to open this week

At least two ski resorts in Washington state have announced opening dates as multiple storms bring snow to the Cascade Mountains.

Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Washington storm

Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her car with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.

Boeing holding Washington state job fairs to recruit manufacturing workers

Boeing has set up five job fairs in the region in a new push to hire manufacturing workers, with a particular need for assemblers, electricians and aviation-maintenance technicians.

Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday’s elections in which Democrats made significant gains, according to progressive advocacy groups and interviews with voters.

Woman’s death highlights common challenges for homeless

As it happens, Lumley was one of at least 572 homeless people in Yakima County, many of whom fall through the cracks in the midst of various programs designed to help them find a way back into “regular” society.

Emails could provide answers at ex-state auditor’s new trial

Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley, whose federal fraud trial last year ended with an acquittal on one count and a deadlocked jury on more than a dozen others, will be in a courtroom once again as prosecutors try him a second time.

Trump calls Putin sincere, but stands by U.S. agencies’ findings on meddling

Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia relations.

Guest opinion: Mark Donoghue: Honor Flight experience underscores why we stand

I had the honor and privilege of joining about 140 courageous yet aging veterans who had served in World War ll, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on a chartered flight to our nation’s capital, marking the first time many of them had visited military memorials in honor of their service. This was arranged by an amazing group of volunteers called Inland Northwest Honor Flight. For me, it was an experience like no other, and I feel very blessed in having the opportunity to partake in such a remarkable journey.

Critic of Vancouver oil terminal wins costly port race

An outspoken critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver won a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.

Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts.

Police: 2 bodies found in Portland park in search for teen

Police searching for a 15-year-old runaway girl found two bodies Wednesday off a trail in a forested park in Portland but said they could not release the identities of the dead until autopsies were complete.

Minneapolis elects black transgender woman to City Council

Minneapolis has elected a black transgender woman to its City Council, another national first in what advocacy groups have described as a banner night for transgender people in public office.

Critic of proposed oil terminal leads in Port of Vancouver race

A critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver has a solid lead in a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.

Democrat with early lead in key Washington Senate race

Democrat Manka Dhingra took an early lead Tuesday night in a state Senate race that will determine the balance of power at the Washington Capitol.

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor’s races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.

Seattle lawsuit challenges bar on entry of refugee’s family

A Somali refugee living in Washington is asking a federal judge to let his wife and young children join him in the United States, saying the Trump administration’s indefinite ban on allowing the families of refugees to enter the country violates immigration law.

Past opinions provide perspective

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