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Published June 15th, 2014 - 12:05AM
South Sound school districts may hire more than 60 extra kindergarten and first-grade teachers next year to shrink overcrowded classes.
Published June 9th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Washington state lawmakers would have to publicly report when lobbyists treat them to meals or beverages worth as little as $5 under proposals going to the Legislative Ethics Board this month.
Published June 8th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A public opinion survey done for Washington courts shows a sharp racial divide in public views of how fair the justice system is in the Evergreen State.
Published June 5th, 2014 - 12:00PM
Lawmakers from Washington and Oregon are reviving plans for a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland.
Published June 2nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
For Laura Harrington’s family, medical costs sometimes have to take a back seat to other bills.
Published June 1st, 2014 - 7:28AM
The first line in Justice Debra Stephens’ 2012 majority opinion should settle the ongoing argument over what the McCleary school funding case is about: “This case challenges the adequacy of state funding for K-12 education under article IX, section 1 of the Washington State Constitution”
Published May 29th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Shoppers are buying a bit more hard liquor now that they can find it at four times as many stores and during twice as many hours as it was available before voters privatized liquor sales in 2011.
Published May 27th, 2014 - 12:05AM
About 3,700 couples in Washington have a wedding date set for June 30, and they don’t have to hire caterers, send out invitations — or even consent.
Published May 27th, 2014 - 12:05AM
As a game-day option for the 12th Man, Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium offers most of the features of a neighborhood sports bar, plus a 50-foot screen.
Published May 22nd, 2014 - 10:34PM
One year after one of Washington’s busiest freeway bridges was taken out by a truck carrying an oversized load, the state Transportation Department is struggling to find money to create a system that would better publicize height limitations of bridges.
Published May 21st, 2014 - 4:33PM
A burn surgeon accused of giving questionable testimony on legislation related to flame retardants has surrendered his Washington state medical license.
Published May 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
A hearings officer has filed a whistle-blower complaint alleging the chief deputy to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler tried to improperly influence her on cases. But that’s not why she was removed from hearing cases, Kreidler’s office said Monday.
Published May 18th, 2014 - 12:05AM
They are known as two-year colleges, but soon some of their students likely will receive degrees without regard to how much time was spent earning them.
Published May 16th, 2014 - 8:33PM
A dozen Libertarian candidates filed to run for state House positions this week, pledging to put their party back on the state map after a few years of invisibility.
Published May 14th, 2014 - 9:48PM
A Republican-backed political committee has launched the first big attack ad of this year’s legislative election season, and it’s taking aim at state Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood.
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