A Washington state representative has introduced a bill in response to fines levied against the city of Pullman for violations that occurred during an April flood rescue.
A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially dealing a fatal blow to a long-running case that activists saw as an important front in the war against environmental degradation.
After a week in which he was officially removed from his committee assignments and moved to the back of the House floor, Rep. Matt Shea got a welcome more akin to a rock star Friday morning at a gun rights rally on the steps of the Capitol.
A state agency didn’t have the legal authority to order Washington utilities and oil refineries to come up with ways to reduce the pollution their products eventually emit when used by other people.
Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Russ Fulcher, in the hours Thursday morning before the Senate’s impeachment trial was scheduled to begin, said they hoped additional witnesses would be called to testify.
Senate Democrats revive the proposed ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.
A student’s immigration or citizenship status would be protected and law enforcement officers couldn’t get it without a valid judicial warrant under a bill being considered by a Senate panel.
Washington’s senior senator said in an interview on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning she anticipated there would be some deal-making on witnesses in the impeachment trial that is scheduled to begin next week.
State workers would have June 19 as a legal holiday under a bill proposed to commemorate Juneteenth, the day slaves in Texas learned the Civil War was over and they were free
Homelessness is a statewide problem that needs a statewide response that includes prevention, rent assistance and housing, Gov. Jay Inslee told legislators today.
The Legislature opened its 2020 season on a historic note with Tacoma attorney Laurie Jinkins, a five-term legislator, sworn in as the first woman and first lesbian to be elected as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.
As the number of homeless individuals and families grows around the state, legislative leaders are looking to reduce those numbers with long-term solutions but don’t yet agree about immediate approaches.
Rep. Matt Shea says he wants to face accusers, call witnesses.
It was a dry and dense Thursday morning among state lawmakers – at least until Tim Eyman stood up and turned the discussion into a shouting match with Gov. Jay Inslee.
Democratic voters will have 13 candidates on their Washington Presidential Primary ballot. Republican voters will have one.
Next step in legislative action concerning Rep. Matt Shea uncertain, but expulsion creates a high hurdle.
With ceremonial drumming and singing and a bit of poetry, the Washington Supreme Court swore in a “daughter of Spokane” as its new chief justice and its first Native American justice in history.
All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.
A Washington state school board has asked the state Legislature to remove a cap on how much money school districts can collect through local fees and taxes.