Stories tagged: washington government
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates, according to a study released Monday by The Pew …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:17 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee gets mixed reviews for his performance in Wednesday night’s debate.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:42 p.m.
Jay Inslee got more time on camera in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. The question is whether he’ll get any time on camera in the next debate.
Mon., July 29, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
House signs contract with outside investigators to determine whether Rep. Matt Shea has promoted political violence.
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
In the second Democratic presidential candidate debate, Jay Inslee will face a new lineup but the same challenge.
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 11:43 a.m.
As usual, Mike Leach and Chris Petersen top the annual state employee salaries list.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
People with obesity qualify for some workplace protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, state Supreme Court rules.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
The former head of Ross Perot’s presidential campaign in Washington remembers the outsider politician who died Tuesday at the age of 89 as a wonderful boss.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Tim Eyman will have one familiar initiative on the November ballot that deals with $30 car tabs, but could not muster the signatures to get a second measure that would …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Political dominoes are lining up for Washington’s 2020 elections, waiting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision about whether to continue his presidential run before deciding which way they’ll fall.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Wed., June 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Round one of the Democratic presidential candidates debate is tonight with 10 candidates and at least one familiar face for Washington residents.
Sun., June 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee will be off on the right wing Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential candidate debate. That’s where he’ll be on the television screen, not a prediction of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
Protesters ask state Investment Board to pull money out of funds that profit from the bail bond industry.
Sun., June 16, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee may be among the candidates with the most to win, or lose, from the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.
Fri., June 14, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee will share the stage with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Tim Ryan, former U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke and …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Keeping legislative records secret called a “black hole” by news media lawyer, part of the balance between transparency and efficiency by lawmakers’ lawyer.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments whether legislators individually are subject to Public Records Act or can refuse to release some documents.
Sun., June 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an …
Fri., June 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow the new state law on immigration status. Supports of the law say he’s misreading it.
Sun., June 2, 2019
World affairs and national politics were in turmoil 30 years ago when Spokane native Tom Foley became speaker of the House of Representatives.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson files a legal challenge to Trump administration’s “conscience rule” that allows health care providers to refuse treatment based on religious beliefs.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.