Stories tagged: washington state
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Here’s one suggestion for legislators: Follow a law that applies to others in government, but not you.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
WSU supports the tradition of partying, opening the lots on Thursday evening and not closing them until Sunday, giving fans lots of time to prepare for games, socialize afterward and …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017
Leaders at the Washington state House have acknowledged that a state representative who resigned in the middle of the 2011 legislative session was forced out because of allegations of inappropriate …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
The United Kingdom is Washington’s fifth-largest trading partner, buying more than $5 billion worth of goods and services annually. The volume of trade across the Atlantic could strengthen after Brexit, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
WSU athlete released from hospital after assault; accused University of Montana football player’s bond set at $50K
WSU thrower Bradley Mehring sustained a skull fracture and a hematoma, according to a police report, after he was allegedly struck by University of Montana football star Justin Strong.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
The results won’t change anything, but two advisory votes on the November ballot will at least give Washington voters an opportunity to express their views on two major tax increases …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive order on federal health care reform Thursday was swift and divided across the region.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
The marine workforce in Washington state – which includes sailors, engineers, captains and other workers on everything from tugboats to shipping vessels – is headed for a mass retirement.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Success didn’t come overnight for the Washington State University volleyball program. It’s been a slow, steady build under coach Jen Greeny that resulted in 2016’s breakout season. The goal this …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Ocean Spray is consolidating its cranberry sauce production and will no longer make sauce at its Markham facility.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Department of Licensing data on the special plates shows more than just the popularity of the gray and crimson. It turns out you can tell a lot about a Washington …
Sun., July 9, 2017
With I-1552 on the ballot, the national spotlight would’ve shone on Washington state. So it’s a relief knowing the Just Want Privacy group was unable to scare enough people, with …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017
The Washington Legislature has approved a paid family leave program that offers workers paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the serious medical condition of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
Federal officials say nearly 1 out of 6 young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017
Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017
A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee’s visit to Mexico City was part of a weeklong trade mission to the country.
Fri., May 19, 2017
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was in Mexico on Friday as part of a trade delegation.
Thu., May 18, 2017
Washington state lawmakers just took a big step to change that with a new law signed earlier this week by Gov. Jay Inslee that bans holding a phone or other …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017
A shipment of nuclear waste from a commercial power plant located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state was improperly labeled when it was trucked to a commercial disposal …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017
The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …
Sat., April 1, 2017
If Spokane County’s home care workers received an increase to $15 per hour, it would provide an influx of more than $4.8 million dollars into the county’s economy.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017
When federal identification standards take effect for air travel in January, Washington residents, like others across the country, will need an enhanced driver’s license or a passport to board a …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.