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Mike Lowry, a Democrat who served in Congress for a decade before ultimately being elected governor in 1992, died Monday following complications from a stroke, according to a news release issued by his family. He was 78.
Department of Corrections employee who rose through the ranks is named to lead it.
Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.
State Rep. Gina McCabe has requested $3.6 million for housing for Yakima’s homeless.
Lawmakers on Thursday received a revenue forecast that shows they have a little more money to work with as the Senate and House prepare to release their budget proposals in the coming weeks.
The Senate has passed a measure that would make crimes and threats against police officers a hate crime.
The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has announced he isn’t running for re-election, telling the Senate that his four decades in state service has been a “rare privilege and a great honor.”
OLYMPIA – Small businesses would have a single place to obtain state and local licenses and to pay state and local business and occupation taxes under proposals announced Thursday by Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire. The state will also expand job training for veterans, minorities and women, all groups that have higher-than-average unemployment rates, she said.
OLYMPIA – Sponsors of a campaign to overturn the state’s domestic partnership law turned in their petition signatures Saturday and said they believe they have enough to force a public vote. The expanded “everything but marriage” domestic partnership law was scheduled to take effect today, but is now delayed until the signatures can be counted, a process that could take up to a month.
NASELLE, Wash. – Meet Miranda Wecker, environmental lawyer, spartina eradication expert, enthusiastic mountain biker and skier – and new chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Six weeks into her position as leader of the group that sets policy for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wecker talked about commission politics, the struggles over spring chinook and other issues.
OLYMPIA – Little-known fact: Washington law now says that if a school employee kills or sexually abuses a child, the person must immediately be fired. But if the victim is an adult – even a 19-year-old, as in one recent rape allegation – the mandatory-firing law doesn't apply.