Government / Politics HEADLINES
Thousands of Defense Department employees in Pierce and Thurston counties are still facing the likelihood of unpaid time off this summer, but not as much as the Pentagon initially proposed.
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.
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.
Thirty people have applied for the Lakewood city manager job as the hunt to find the next executive of Pierce County’s second-largest city shifts into high gear.
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.
Local cities and public agencies will be asked to help cover the costs of providing security and other services when the Chambers Bay Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in two years.
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.
In an unusual twist, a student-led committee at the University of Washington says that if state lawmakers don’t boost funding for higher education, the school should raise tuition by 3 percent — and use all the money to give faculty and staff a raise.
A Lacey foster-care provider has sued the state, contending that young people are being removed from foster homes without proper notice or explanation.
Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman was paid nearly $112,000 for his initiative-campaign work last year, according to reports filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission.
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.
The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was hacked in February, and up to 160,000 social security numbers and 1 million driver license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.
Candidate filing starts Monday for City and Town Councils, Port of Tacoma commissioners and a number of other local positions.
You shouldnt have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin. Thats the idea driving the state Liquor Control Board to let a few more small stores sell hard liquor under the voter-approved privatization scheme that limited most sales to stores 10,000 square feet and bigger.
When Norm Dicks announced his surprise retirement last year after 36 years in Congress, the Bremerton Democrat said he was ready to change gears and enjoy life at a different pace.
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- 75 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 30 Party lines blur at transportation rally