Government / Politics HEADLINES
As an adoptee, state Rep. Tina Orwall hoped to win more disclosure.
In a note digitally embedded in the photo of State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver — now posted on the Legislature’s website — a legislative staffer conveyed how Benton “would like to slightly ‘fix’ a few things about his picture.”
The state will not have to return 15 troubled foster teens it removed because of safety concerns from three private facilities, including one in Lacey, a Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled in part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Just as he was the previous two years, University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian was the top paid employee on the Washington state governments payroll in 2012.
Changes to the state’s laws on detaining potentially dangerous patients with mental illness should finally take effect in mid-2014 after 21/2 years of delay.
Thousands of utility customers receiving water service from the city of Puyallup — both inside and outside the city limits — could see changes to their bills if the Puyallup City Council takes action on an issue they’ve been debating for years.
At least three Republican state lawmakers rallied Monday on the Capitol steps with backers of a gas tax and fee increase that would pay for roads, ferries, mass transit and other transportation improvements.
A new law will make it easier to keep people detained after a court has found them incompetent to stand trial on felony charges.
Consumers Union and the Washington State Hospital Association are still tangling over legislation approved unanimously by the Legislature to require more reporting by hospitals when patients develop infections during care.
Ethics board: Tacoma City Councilman Robert Thoms improperly benefited Tacoma Public Schools' bond measure
Tacoma's ethics board has found newly appointed City Councilman Robert Thoms violated city ethics rules when he supported a council resolution endorsing a school bond measure while his lobbying firm was under contract with Tacoma Public Schools.
Rep. Steve Kirby says he kept busy during the Legislature’s brief hiatus this month by training for his new job at a Tacoma-area credit union.
The Washington Beer & Wine Distributors Association is asking the city of Olympia to hold off on pursuing a mandatory ban on certain single-serve alcohol drinks and allow local distributors to voluntarily stop distributing the adult beverages.
Cities, towns and counties will soon have more input on where groups of released inmates can live when the state is paying their rent.
The state Liquor Control Board has been working since voters legalized the drug last November in anticipation of handing out licenses this December. Today the board issued a 46 page document detailing what regulations might look like for growers, processors and retail sellers.
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.
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Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council approves appointments to new citizens task force on homelessness
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