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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Public schools in Washington would be required to teach sex education in all grades under bill approved by state Senate

School districts would be required to adopt comprehensive, medically accurate policies for sexual health education for all grades by the 2021 school year, according to the bill, which was sent …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Fracking ban passes Senate

Senate votes to ban fracking in Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Harrington mayor helps Gov. Jay Inslee pitch state funds to close broadband ‘gaps’

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Schoesler re-elected Senate GOP leader

Mark Schoesler named Senate minority leader.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.


In 7th District race, Sen. Shelly Short, Karen Hardy disagree on proposed Newport smelter

Voters will notice something familiar about the ballot for the 7th District Senate race – it features the same two women who faced each other in a special election last …


Sen. Shelly Short: HiTest Sand: Allow the process to work

I understand some of the concerns voiced by opponents of the silicon smelter, but to that, I must say, let the process play itself out. Washington state has some of …


Democrats push Reproductive Parity Act through state Senate

Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Democrats take control of Washington State Senate

Control of Senate switches to Democrats with Manka Dhingra’s win in a suburban King County district.


Short faces her first Democratic challenger in Hardy in 7th District race

After moving from the House to the Senate this year to fill an open seat, Republican Shelly Short faces her first Democratic challenger in Karen Hardy.


Shelly Short’s legislative assistant appointed to Short’s former 7th District state House seat

Jacquelin Maycumber, Shelly Short’s former legislative assistant, was appointed to fill the seat Short vacated in the state House of Representatives in order to take a seat in the state …


Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope

OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …


Bill to revise wolf plan passes Washington House

OLYMPIA – The state could revise a 4-year-old plan on wolves to account for their rapid growth in northeast Washington under a bill that received unanimous approval in the House …


Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves

Washington’s best wolf habitat is in the southern Cascade Mountains, where vast federal lands support more than 20,000 elk in the state’s two largest herds. State biologists expect wolves to …


Inslee proposes strict standards for cleaning up waterways

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed new standards for cleaning up Washington’s waterways immediately drew criticism from some business and labor groups that they will be too expensive and from …


Crude oil legislation clears Washington House committee

OLYMPIA – The Legislature took tentative steps Tuesday to demand more information and develop stricter controls on crude oil moving through the state by rail and barge. But unlike the …


Abortion coverage, medical marijuana bills advance in Washington House

OLYMPIA – Two of the Washington legislative session’s most controversial issues moved out of a House committee Thursday, giving the full chamber the chance to vote on whether most insurance …


House approves bill to limit use of lawn fertilizers containing phosporus

OLYMPIA – Washington homeowners would be restricted from putting fertilizer with phosphorus on healthy lawns under a bill that passed the House Monday. Despite complaints from Republicans that homeowners should …


Candidate’s spouse faces theft charge

Mitch Jay Short, husband of 7th Legislative District candidate Shelly Short, has been charged with aggravated first-degree theft. Mitch Short, 46, faces arraignment Aug. 26 in Stevens County Superior Court …


Candidate’s husband under suspicion

The husband of 7th Legislative District candidate Shelly Short may face criminal charges in the alleged theft of $3,318 from a volunteer fair organization. Colville Police Chief Damond Meshishnek said …