OLYMPIA – You’re still welcome to hike, picnic and camp at dozens of Department of Natural Resources sites across the state. But brace yourself for a primitive experience. The road may be closed or the picnic table gone, and in many cases, you’ll have to hike in past a closed gate.
For more than 22 years, people have been leaving keepsakes and notes at the state’s Vietnam War memorial, a dark green rock wall engraved with the names of the Washingtonians who died in the war from 1963 through 1975.
A divided state Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that Steve Eugster should be suspended from practicing law for 18 months. Three of the justices called for a harsher penalty, saying that Eugster had violated numerous ethical rules in his handling of the case of an elderly Colville woman.
OLYMPIA _ State health officials said Monday that they’ve found a way to skirt one of the Legislature’s most heart-rending budget dilemmas: how to yank health coverage from tens of thousands of people.
Instead of trying to decide whose coverage to cut, the state Health Care Authority will instead sharply increase the rates for the state-subsidized insurance.
State officials say they've found a way to avoid kicking people off state-subsidized health coverage. The move, due to state budget woes, was one of the most controversial decisions made by lawmakers earlier this year.