For 26-year-old Sarahi Gutierrez the struggle to wade through attacks on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals seems never-ending.
With the Aug. 4 primary approaching, mailboxes are filling with all manner of campaign materials.
A federal judge in Tacoma rejected Friday two separate requests to block the state’s emergency orders designed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of Washington workers seeking unemployment checks dropped significantly last week after climbing sharply the week before, showing signs of volatility in an economy struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
OLYMPIA – In an effort to stem the rising number of COVID-19 infections, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday new restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses, and expanded the state’s requirements for people to wear masks when in public.
OLYMPIA – A governor has broad powers during an emergency that includes deciding whether to release inmates from prisons and how many should be released, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.
Typically, the bar association's volunteer lawyers assist clients only at certain points of the eviction process, often when clients are due in court. With the new funding, attorneys hope to connect with struggling tenants "before they're even served with an eviction notice," the bar association's executive director said.
OLYMPIA – Washington leaders should look for ways to make the state’s economy stronger by making it more equitable as it recovers from the pandemic, the head of a national center on growth told a special Senate committee Tuesday.
The abrupt departure of a Democratic candidate from Eastern Washington’s congressional race surprised party officials and may create confusion for some voters.
WASHINGTON – Last December, before COVID-19 upended Americans’ lives, the House of Representatives accomplished something that had long eluded lawmakers, passing an immigration reform bill with significant support from both Democrats and Republicans that could give legal status to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized farm workers.
Opponents of Gov. Jay Inslee – several of whom can be found on your primary ballot – like to denounce in the harshest terms his emergency orders.
Selah’s city attorney has again warned that people using chalk on city streets and sidewalks risk prosecution for malicious mischief.
The two candidates taking on incumbent Democratic State Auditor Pat McCarthy in the Aug. 4 primary argue McCarthy did not show enough leadership once the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on Monday after a two-week break, facing a de facto deadline at the end of the month to pass another round of coronavirus relief, but Republicans and Democrats will first need to reconcile dramatically different visions for what the legislation should include.
The four candidates running to fill an open seat representing Spokane Valley in the state House of Representatives don’t agree on much, though they all acknowledge the state’s ailing budget will require aid.
A new bill from Sen. Patty Murray would create a $50 billion fund to support child care, a critical sector of the economy that has been hit hard by COVID-19 and will be essential to efforts for parents to return to work.
Gov. Inslee is restricting social gatherings as COVID-19 numbers climb. Spokane reported 95 new cases on Thursday, and the Idaho Panhandle had 107 new cases.
Registered voters in Spokane County and around the state began receiving ballots in the mail today for the state’s top-two primary on Aug. 4.
OLYMPIA – The four candidates vying for Washington’s secretary of state position debated election reform, including how to improve voter access and how to keep Washington’s vote-by-mail system, in a League of Women Voters forum on Thursday.
A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor suggested an unusual way the state could save money if she gets elected this fall: getting rid of the office.
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