State Government HEADLINES
Several Pierce County cities will see a leadership shakeup at the end of this year, as many cities are losing their mayors and others have attracted challengers.
Three nonprofit groups will benefit from sales of new Seahawks and Sounders FC license plates that will be available starting in January.
As lawmakers wrap up their first week of a special legislative session, Senate majority leaders have asked that more than 30 bills be considered as part of the budget discussions.
Cities, towns and counties will soon have more input on where groups of released inmates can live when the state is paying their rent.
Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the ground floor of Washington's legal marijuana market now have a blueprint. The state Liquor Control Board issued the first draft Thursday of rules for the system of licensed, regulated and taxed cannabis that voters authorized in November.
At a high school baseball game in his hometown last week helping sell raffle tickets to benefit his favorite charity, Andy Hill made his pitch with a personal story.
Washington lawmakers are considering ways to make it easier for citizens to recall elected officials, holding a work session Wednesday that explored the hurdles people face when they try to pursue such a campaign.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a handful of measures making it easier for certain businesses to serve alcohol.
A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill to make changes to the state's impaired driving laws, including making driving under the influence a felony on the fourth conviction, rather than the current law that has it at five within 10 years.
The state of Washington could pay as much as $475,000 for an outside study of three Transportation Department megaprojects - the Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington, the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, and an Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.
The state has chosen a new leader for its largest mental institution.
As lawmakers debate how much money to spend on schools and state government, the budget proposal by House Democrats represents the high-water mark — one that even they cannot meet.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has narrowed his list of top priorities for lawmakers to address in a special session, saying Monday that the Legislature must focus on the operating budget, a transportation-funding package and new legislation to crack down on drunken drivers.
Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to finish their work on a two-year state budget, but with no deal reached during their two-week interim, the special legislative session could take its full allotted 30 days, if not longer.
The state Supreme Court is considering whether prosecutors should be allowed to seek the death penalty against two people accused of killing a family of six in Carnation on Christmas Eve 2007.
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