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June 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.
June 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
A Richland florist did not face religious intolerance as government officials considered the case of whether she could refuse to provided flowers for the wedding of a gay couple, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday
June 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.
June 5, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.
June 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow the new state law on immigration status. Supports of the law say he’s misreading it.
June 2, 2019, 4 a.m.
Dan Evans – former governor, former senator, former Boy Scout and lifelong conservationist – was waiting by a tree on the trail above a creek swollen with spring runoff headed for the Wenatchee River when he told the story of how the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area was saved by a book.
June 2, 2019, midnight
World affairs and national politics were in turmoil 30 years ago when Spokane native Tom Foley became speaker of the House of Representatives.
May 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Teen sex offender’s exceptional sentence for attacks on classmates upheld by state Supreme Court.
May 28, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Washington’s largest Army National Guard unit is being sent to Poland for a year in 2021.
May 28, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson files a legal challenge to Trump administration’s “conscience rule” that allows health care providers to refuse treatment based on religious beliefs.
May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.
May 23, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.
May 21, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.
May 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.
May 21, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.
May 19, 2019, 4 a.m.
Spin Control reprises its eight rules for running for office for the 2019 crop of candidates.
May 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington to set up special trust fund to help with long-term care costs by requiring payments from workers.
May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.
May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
The candidates are in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun to sound.
May 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
New laws aim to move mental health care out of large institutions and into community settings.
May 8, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Strippers and other adult entertainment workers will get certain protections, including panic buttons in certain locations around their workplaces and a “black list” that bans dangerous customers under a new law.
May 8, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws to protect orcas.