OLYMPIA – A tax proposal under debate by Washington state lawmakers could raise the price of soda, juice and sweetened coffee drinks.
OLYMPIA — The state Utilities and Transportation Commission has extended protections for electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Jay Inslee found what he was looking for on Tuesday: confirmation.
There’s a common refrain from voters throughout the ages when looking at their choices – whether they are stepping into a polling booth or opening their mail-in ballot – that there’s a long list of candidates, with one or two they really like but who don’t have a chance of winning.
The word “patriot” has fallen into egregious misuse lately.
The bill, which passed the Legislature just over a week ago, allocates $2.2 billion of the state's federal stimulus fund to schools, business, renters and others.
The 5-4 opinion ruled that challenges brought by the Freedom Foundation against Teamsters Local 117, Service Employees International Union 775 and Gov. Jay Inslee were not timely filed under Washington state law.
"He knew how to juice the brains of conservatives," said Paul Bolls, associate dean of research and graduate studies at Washington State University's Murrow College of Communications whose work focuses on the effect of media on the human mind.
A controversial capital gains tax proposal passed out of the Senate Ways and Means committee Tuesday night, clearing its first hurdle on the way to adoption, but the bill has changed quite a bit since it was first introduced.
Constitutional changes following the American Civil War could be used to bar President Donald Trump from seeking future office, historian Eric Foner said in a virtual lecture hosted by Washington State University on Tuesday.
OLYMPIA – Washington is expanding its COVID-19 testing program to include about 50 more school districts, an effort to get kids back in schools quickly, Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Tuesday.
BREMERTON — Lawmakers in Washington state have proposed a measure that would prevent authorities from suspending a driver’s license when a person cannot pay or respond to a traffic ticket.
With the Centers for Disease Control suggesting new guidelines for reopening schools, lawmakers of both parties are calling on the state to revise its vaccine priorities to allow teachers got be vaccinated.
WASHINGTON – With the impeachment trial complete, the focus of Congress is squarely on a new coronavirus relief package, including a new round of checks to most Americans.
Without a lifeline, thousands of renters in Spokane County could face eviction when the state’s moratorium is lifted, drowning courts with paperwork, disrupting the region’s housing market and placing many people stung by the pandemic economy at risk of homelessness.
Democrats have made equity and police reform priorities this session. Some bills, like those passed on Wednesday, will have some bipartisan support while other, more controversial ones face a long road ahead to passage.
Each week, The Spokesman-Review is examining one question from the exam taken by immigrants trying to become United States citizens.
When a special commission redraws the boundaries for Washington’s legislative districts this year, some residents will urge its members to make more of those 49 districts competitive for candidates of both parties. That will be difficult in the Spokane area.
When COVID-19 precautions forced the Legislature into a “virtual” session, several leaders contended that would result in fewer bills being introduced, heard and debated, with a focus on top priorities like the pandemic and the economy. That was clearly wishful thinking.
The Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, finding Trump not guilty in inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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