Stories tagged: 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.
Sun., March 19, 2017
The 2007 bust of a Washington state hacker put an end to bomb scares and saved graduation at the Lacey, Wash., high school but would also raise a troubling question …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Congress has allowed itself to become an increasingly subordinate branch. Hence the state attorneys general rise to check the president and his functionaries. This is good.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Sessions isn’t alone in believing marijuana to be especially pernicious, but scientific research and common sense don’t back him up
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
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Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Promising new economic opportunities have been buried. That’s especially painful for Washington, the most trade-dependent state in the union.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
A young child in Pierce County is the latest to die because of the flu.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
Just Want Privacy files initiative to overturn Washington’s rule governing use of restrooms by transgender people
The political committee Just Want Privacy is taking another stab at putting an initiative before voters that would cancel a state rule allowing transgender people to use restrooms and other …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
Freshman Chanelle Molina could feel the confidence growing as Washington State hung with No. 9 UCLA on Friday night.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
Malachi Flynn scored eight of his 16 points in the final 2:13 and Washington State rallied in the closing moments for a 79-74 win over Washington on Sunday night.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Well one of the Pac-12 Northwest’s precocious freshman point guards is going to begin his first season’s second chapter with a big win.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Clothing and furniture can be replaced. But Kristen Doig of Lacey is learning that it’s the little things – items like a set of keepsake “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments and …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour on Sunday, the first of a multistep increase approved by voters last month.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
Natalie Romeo made five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with a season-high 25 points, and No. 9 Washington used a 26-0 run in the first half to race …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
A Washington state police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week is making incremental improvements, but it’s too soon to say what his …