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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled

The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.

Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …

King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain

Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

Sen. Joe Fain’s accuser: ‘I’m done being silent’

After watching the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, Candace Faber texted a friend. “I want to name my assailant,” she wrote. “He’s in the state senate.” Sen. Joe Fain denies the allegation.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Student journalists get freedom to publish

Student journalists at public schools and colleges will be free to publish what they want, without the fear of administrative backlash, under a new law signed Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000

The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Budget clock ‘running out,’ Inslee warns, as third special session starts

Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations

No movement on the state 2017-19 budget as Legislature opens its special session.

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017

Washington may try to block sale of internet customers’ data without their permission

Washington could try to block a federal effort to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their permission.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

Washington Senate could vote on major school changes this week

Republicans push their proposed overhaul of public school funding and policies toward a vote in the full Senate.

Spin Control: Spin Control: Success in the Washington Senate requires counting to 25

In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.

Public school improvements listed in report to court

Committee report tells the Supreme Court what Legislature did and didn’t do to meet obligations to public schools.

Bills to address Washington’s ‘tampon tax’ died without a hearing

Bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in the 2016 session didn’t get a hearing.

GOP rule makes passage of new taxes tougher

OLYMPIA – Any new tax in Washington will require support from at least two-thirds of the Senate under a rule change Republicans pushed through the chamber in the early hours …