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Published February 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Private companies often can do large print jobs faster and cheaper than state government can do in-house, according to a state determination that will expand the private sector’s role in the printing of state documents.
Published February 20th, 2014 - 5:38PM
Three teams of architects and contractors have formally submitted their rival proposals for the next state office building planned in Olympia.
Published February 20th, 2014 - 5:14PM
Education leaders in Olympia are scrambling to find a path forward after state lawmakers voted down legislation aimed at keeping Washington’s waiver from federal the No Child Left Behind Act.
Published February 20th, 2014 - 2:43PM
Legislation to allow senior centers to serve alcohol on site without repeatedly applying for a liquor license is finding traction in the Legislature, with many in support of helping the centers raise funds through the sale of alcohol.
Published February 19th, 2014 - 11:04AM
The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that it will issue marijuana licenses to all who qualify, regardless of pot bans in local jurisdictions.
Published February 19th, 2014 - 10:36AM
Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's new legal recreational marijuana market will bring nearly $190 million to state coffers over a four-year period starting in mid-2015.
Published February 18th, 2014 - 4:47PM
Vehicle theft is a substantial problem throughout Washington and according to one lawmaker, the legislature needs to take action to ban the possession of shaved keys to help curb the problem.
Published February 18th, 2014 - 12:12PM
Private companies often can do large print jobs faster and cheaper than state government can do in-house, according to a state determination that will expand the private sector’s role in the printing of state documents.
Published February 18th, 2014 - 10:11AM
Several members of the Legislature and at least one member of Congress plan to talk to constituents this weekend at town hall meetings.
Published February 17th, 2014 - 9:43AM
Thousands of prospective marijuana growers and sellers applied for licenses late last year, but some are having second thoughts.
Published February 16th, 2014 - 3:47AM
The Olympia Oyster moved one step closer to becoming Washington’s official oyster Thursday, with a bill sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield passing in the state Senate.
Published February 14th, 2014 - 12:28PM
With more than 27,000 homeless students in Washington, lawmakers are taking steps to ensure that more is known about a large, and growing, population.
Published February 13th, 2014 - 1:37PM
At least half of the 26-member Senate majority supports a new proposal that would raise the gas tax by 11 1/2 cents while making changes in how transportation money is spent, Sen. Curtis King says.
Published February 13th, 2014 - 11:27AM
Robert Gates is the only defense secretary to hold that office under two presidents from different parties. He's critical of modern politics in his autobiography, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."
Published February 13th, 2014 - 9:54AM
Some key Republican lawmakers took Gov. Jay Inslee to task Wednesday for declaring a moratorium a day earlier on executing murderers. But other legislators from South are welcoming the debate that Inslee’s decision will bring in the next year in a lead-up to what could become a serious look at the death penalty by the Legislature.
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