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Published April 2nd, 2014 - 6:59AM
Legislation awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature would give Puget Sound Energy a lower tax rate on the construction of a potential $250 million liquefied natural gas plant serving ships and truckers at the Port of Tacoma.
Published April 1st, 2014 - 6:29PM
A Republican House member is challenging the state's longest-serving Republican senator.
Published March 31st, 2014 - 10:55AM
One postscript to my story from the weekend about the potential demise of the senior project as a statewide requirement:
Published March 30th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Washington’s health-insurance exchange finally passed its Jan. 1 goal to sign up 130,000 residents for private insurance plans.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 11:07PM
Tiffany Stewart is probably not the first high-school student to think it would be funny to do her senior project on getting rid of the senior project.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 8:48PM
Washington will no longer consign killers younger than 16 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A law signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee makes them eligible for parole after 25 years, while leaving the decision up to a judge for 16- and 17-year-olds.
Published March 28th, 2014 - 10:38AM
First, the good news for everybody: Federal Way state Rep. Roger Freeman says he is "well along the road to recovery" from cancer.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 12:50PM
Teens under the age of 18 will be banned from using tanning beds in Washington state under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Published March 27th, 2014 - 11:45AM
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill to allow the private sector to fund statewide tourism marketing in Washington state.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 9:26PM
State Rep. Chris Hurst says just the threat of a state crackdown on liquor theft has pushed many stores to rethink how they handle booze.
Published March 26th, 2014 - 5:52PM
A battle of the fairs is brewing in Olympia, and legislators are taking sides.
Published March 25th, 2014 - 3:20PM
Pastor John Rosenberg of Olympia opened the U.S. House session Tuesday morning with a prayer asking for divine guidance and expressing hope for “a spirit of cooperation.” Rosenberg, who serves the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, was there at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
State lawmakers agreed this month for the second year in a row to spend more money to keep mentally ill patients from sitting parked in local hospitals for days awaiting treatment.
Published March 23rd, 2014 - 12:05AM
The state’s new standardized tests in math and language arts are being put to the test starting this week.
Published March 18th, 2014 - 12:49PM
State lawmakers plan conference calls with constituents.
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