Stories tagged: counties
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
The way the Legislature has heaped more responsibilities on local governments – counties as well as cities – year after year so the state can cut costs seems wrong.
Sun., July 2, 2017
What is it that public servants are afraid the public will see? According to lawmakers who defend the secrecy, the answer is honesty. Can’t be frank if the public is …
Fri., May 5, 2017
With a special session or two ahead, the Legislature should resolve unfinished business regarding domestic water wells and internet privacy.
Sat., April 15, 2017
It is time for the state of Washington to step up to the responsibility the U.S. Supreme Court gave it and fund counties for this service.
Wed., April 30, 2014
North Idaho’s counties want more influence over how the U.S. Forest Service manages hundreds of thousands of acres in the region. Actions such as road closures, fire management and proposed …
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
OLYMPIA – The east-west split in Washington is probably never as interesting as in the early weeks of a legislative session, when hope springs eternal in the breasts of legislators …