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Published June 28th, 2014 - 12:00AM
The next state budget is the last one that could make a difference for the McCleary kids.
Published June 27th, 2014 - 7:42PM
When he goes before the state’s highest court Sept. 3, asking it to hold state government in contempt of court, Tom Ahearne’s goal is to stand up.
Published June 27th, 2014 - 2:49PM
The Sound Transit Board Thursday approved Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mike Harbour as the acting head of the agency, as CEO Joni Earl stays on medical leave.
Published June 26th, 2014 - 9:43AM
Few pot growers will have had enough time to raise a crop and turn it into a drug ready to be smoked, let alone the further processing needed to make the extracts and pot-infused food that are growing in popularity.
Published June 25th, 2014 - 5:27PM
State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler sent a letter to Washington health insurers Wednesday urging them to cover medical services needed by transgender people. In a news release, he said that insurers covering medically necessary services cannot deny those services based on a patient’s gender status or identity.
Published June 25th, 2014 - 2:07PM
Budget writers reached a bipartisan agreement on both the two-year operating budget in 2013 and again on a supplemental operating budget this year. Now it’s election season, and it appears the gloves are already coming off. This time it’s over Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget exercises, which are meant to create some flexibility for his next biennial budget in December.
Published June 24th, 2014 - 7:07PM
After years of wrangling, proposed tougher shoreline restrictions for Lake Tapps have been dropped, county leaders say. After years of wrangling between state and local officials, proposed tougher shoreline restrictions for Lake Tapps have been dropped, county leaders say.
Published June 24th, 2014 - 6:48PM
The state Military Department has publicly released oil-trains data from four operators of rail lines that carry the volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota and Montana inside Washington state.
Published June 23rd, 2014 - 1:08PM
Federal rules require 45 days for transit on overseas ballots; more than 64,000 to receive them
Published June 22nd, 2014 - 8:25AM
For years, all but two of Washington state’s pension plans have been considered among the best funded in the country - with more money amassed in them than is needed to cover expected payouts. The rosy picture is changing as the state moves to a new formula that reflects that lifespans for retired workers keeps getting longer. By one measure, the change means state pension plans are underfunded by $4.4 billion.
Published June 21st, 2014 - 1:13PM
Assessed home values in Pierce County jumped nearly 10 percent this year, marking the second straight year they have risen with an improved economy and real estate market.
Published June 20th, 2014 - 4:46PM
The $65.5 million, three-part contract is contingent on the sharply divided Legislature approving construction funds to complete the $82 million project.
Published June 19th, 2014 - 9:03PM
A real-estate firm with plans to buy former farmland in Puyallup and build a 470,000-square-foot warehouse project there has sued the city.
Published June 18th, 2014 - 7:52PM
Washington’s latest revenue forecast said $387 million in extra state revenue is expected over the next three years, but state costs are rising, too - including more than $1.5 billion for public schools that comes due next year as a result of the McCleary school funding court case.
Published June 17th, 2014 - 4:13PM
After bandying around ideas Tuesday, the board’s citizen and legislator members agreed only that a cap should be between three and 52 meals a year.
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