"It looks to me like you've really got an alliance of multiple organizations," Inslee said, speaking to young people staying at the shelter as well as representatives from Volunteers for America, the nonprofit that runs Crosswalk, the Spokane Youth Advisory Committee, A Way Home Washington, Better Health Together and other groups working to eliminate youth homelessness. "I'm glad we were successful in the Legislature to promote the growth of them."
Apr. 28—Washington's campaign-finance watchdog is eyeing whether to close a loophole that could give Attorney General Bob Ferguson a big campaign cash advantage if he runs for governor next year. In what amounts to an early 2024 gubernatorial race skirmish, Ferguson's potential rival, state lands commissioner Hilary Franz, is backing the loophole's closure as a great idea. The debate revolves ...
Apr. 27—A pair of bills to fund studies that could help advance efforts to breach four dams on the lower Snake River await Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's signature. Inslee requested money to study how to replace the irrigation, freight transportation and electric power generation made possible by the dams. The ask is connected to the report released by Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray last year in ...
WASHINGTON – A vital computer system used at Spokane’s VA medical center, Fairchild Air Force Base and military hospitals across the country went down for several hours on Tuesday, just as the troubled system faces greater scrutiny from Congress.
A lightsaber, beads, a gong, at least two wigs, custom T-shirts and a cowbell were among the unusual objects Washington Legislators brought to the floor to ring in the last day of the session on Sunday.
WASHINGTON – In a move that could impact veterans across the Northwest, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday called for the Department of Veterans Affairs to scrap a troubled computer system that has been linked to delayed care and patient harm since the VA started testing it in Spokane in 2020.
All nine members of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission were confirmed by the Senate Friday over the objections of Republicans that some weren’t sensitive enough to the concerns of hunters, fishermen and rural residents in Eastern Washington.
Groups in more than 190 countries participate in environmentalist efforts in observance of the holiday. In honor of Earth Day, here's a look at how the Legislature is looking to protect marine wildlife, evaluate composting and enhance the wellbeing of the blue-and-green orb we call home.
OLYMPIA – With only two days left in the legislative session, lawmakers continued to struggle with striking a balance between treatment and punishment in a new law that would cover people arrested for some drug possession offenses.