SEATTLE — Washington is one of 20 states that argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this past week to defend the Affordable Care Act against the third major lawsuit seeking to throw out the landmark health care law.
Eviction moratoria expire in Washington state on Dec. 31. Without an extension from the governor, the court system is concerned about a backlog of eviction actions, and has authorized the use of two mediators in Spokane County to resolve issues between landlords and their tenants.
More people who strongly supported one candidate or deeply loathed another seemed to get angry this year when we told them the race isn’t going to turn out the way they hoped.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will announce "actions to combat the rapid and alarming rise" of COVID-19 in Washington during a rare Sunday morning news conference.
The Washington Hospitality Association, an industry group representing restaurants and other service businesses statewide, asked Gov. Jay Inslee not to move to more restrictive measures on eateries because of their relative safety. Closing restaurants to dine-in patrons, as was done in the first few months of the pandemic, would result in the loss of 100,000 jobs, the group's president and chief executive officer told reporters Friday.
Washington residents are being asked to voluntarily limit non-essential travel to other states and in general stay home when possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.
An appellate ruling last week largely left in place a conflict about whether local governments can required employees to bargain in public. The issue is now headed for the Washington Supreme Court, and the outcome could have ramifications for bargaining in Spokane County and the city of Spokane.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee is urging Washington residents to change their plans for Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings and is considering new restrictions on businesses as cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.
Washington Republicans woke up after Election Day to a crushingly familiar math problem bedeviling their prospects in statewide races: a cratering of support in King County.
The week after a presidential election, one of the favorite games for political observers to play is "Who will be in the new cabinet?" This year, a favorite target of speculation is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
How much partisan change can you get for $41.2 million? If you were spending it on Washington legislative candidates this year, the answer: "Not much."
Jenny Graham won a second term in the State House of Representatives last week, but there was hardly a celebration.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp repeated today that he won't concede he has lost the race, saying to do so would "disenfranchise" voters whose ballots are still being counted.
School districts will begin phasing in the new requirements in the 2021-2022 school year, but for opponents of the bill, the fight is still not over.
Like most daily life in 2020, the 2021 Legislative session will be significantly changed by COVID-19.
Here are some of the reactions from Northwest politicians to Joe Biden being declared the apparent winner of the presidential election:
Wyman defeated state Rep. Gael Tarleton in Tuesday's election with about a six-point lead as of Friday. Tarleton, who will retire in her role as state representative this year, officially conceded Friday.
Flush with cash and confidence, Democrats again opened their wallets in an effort to flip Spokane County’s 6th Legislative District blue in 2020.
Schools in communities with lower rates of COVID-19 could have K-12 students return to school with relatively low risk if they follow certain health and safety procedures, a new report suggests.
Incumbent Republican state Rep. Mike Volz’s lead widened again Thursday and now appears unlikely to be surmounted.
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