As Democrats try to retake the majority in the state Senate, they are looking for a new leader.
An $8.7 billion tax-break bill aimed at keeping Boeing's new 777X jet liner work in Washington for at least a quarter-century began its fast track movement through the Washington Legislature on Thursday.
A new alignment in the Washington state Senate calls for some new math. The controlling coalition that runs the Senate will welcome Republican Jan Angel as the group's 26th member.
A promise made at age 10 comes due next year for hundreds of thirtysomethings, who will fulfill their mission and then hand it off to a new crop of Washington kids.
Studded tires are now legal on Washington roadways.
State regulators have added a chemical flame retardant to its list of chemicals of high concern to children.
They dont expect the Hilton, said the inmates crammed into a cell at the states womens prison at Purdy, but a little elbow room would be nice.
Washington’s new health insurance marketplace is fully functional, but three weeks after the Web-based application’s shaky launch, technicians are still fixing problems almost daily.
State regulators overseeing marijuana legalization are asking for money to keep or hire 46 more employees next year.
President Barack Obama will take part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley next Tuesday at the Capitol building.
Two years ago, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray co-led a special congressional committee to forge a deal with Republicans to shrink the federal deficit. The so-called supercommittee folded after three months, triggering automatic spending cuts that Murray has since pushed to undo.
If state lawmakers decide to extend state Route 167, drivers might pay up to $2.75 during rush hour to drive the new six-mile highway from the Port of Tacoma to Puyallup.
Nathan Schlicher, Jan Angel and their allies have spent far more to try to win a Senate seat this year than has been spent in any state legislative race on record.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he still wants to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a transportation revenue package this November, but a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River won’t be part of the deal.
Kindergarten classes at East Side Tacoma’s Roosevelt Elementary School average 161/2 students this year, according to school district figures. But across town in South Tacoma, Manitou Park Elementary School’s kindergarten classes are more than half again as large at 25 each.
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