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Outside view: Washington state Legislature should take sexual harassment seriously

Here’s one suggestion for legislators: Follow a law that applies to others in government, but not you.


It’s party time in Pullman

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

2011 Washington state House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’

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

British diplomat: Brexit will open Washington state, British trade opportunities

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

Advisory votes give Washington voters chance to weigh in on two bills

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 Trump health care order divided across region

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, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

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 …


Protect state’s commitment to covering all children

We urge our congressional delegation to protect the progress we’ve made by reauthorizing funding for CHIP.


College volleyball notes: WSU enters rugged Pac-12 after strong preconference run

A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.


State’s maritime labor on course toward retirement cliff

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

Washington State volleyball building off 2016 success

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 phasing out cranberry sauce production in state

Ocean Spray is consolidating its cranberry sauce production and will no longer make sauce at its Markham facility.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Road signs: What license plate trends can tell you about Washington State

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 …


Editorial: Good riddance to harmful bathroom initiative

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, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday

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

McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse bill would override court decision to keep dams

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Washington state Legislature passes paid family leave measure

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

A surprising number of men in Washington aren’t registering for the draft. That’s a felony.

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

Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well

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

Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

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

Inslee talks trade in meeting with Mexico’s president

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee’s visit to Mexico City was part of a weeklong trade mission to the country.


Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was in Mexico on Friday as part of a trade delegation.


Spike in road fatalities sparks Washington state phone ban

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 …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

U.S.: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site

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

House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID

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 …


Werschkul/Hlebain: Boost in caregivers’ pay would spark economy

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

“Real ID” deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with two-tiered license

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 big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening

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.