Researchers say it’s because Washington releases low-level property offenders with no state supervision, and gives repeat offenders long sentences that don’t keep them from reoffending once again upon release.
More staff and tighter control of vacation schedules are proposed as partial solutions for jail’s multimillion-dollar budget woes.
The tentative two-year labor contract for individuals who provide home care to the elderly and disabled still needs approval by Service Employees International Union 775NW members and the Legislature.
Roach broke a collarbone and three ribs after falling when a dog ran in front of his bicycle.
At least two Tacoma City Council members say they received a briefing from Tacoma police on a software upgrade that would allow police to track surveillance targets.
The state Supreme Court heard testimony Wednesday on whether it should hold state lawmakers in contempt for not making enough progress toward a 2018 deadline to fully fund public education.
After three-day visit to war-torn region, the Rev. Dean Curry says Christian refugees are “crying for help.”
Change gives the county executive authority to award up to two hours of paid leave so employees could arrive late or leave early.
The Washington state Department of Enterprise Services hired federal Department of Agriculture wildlife agents to shoot the nuisance animals that took up residence around Olympia’s Capitol Lake.
Construction crews will close part of eastbound state Route 16 in Tacoma for two nights this week to restripe the freeway.
Many parents received letters in the mail this month telling them that their children may be eligible for free tutoring, a result of Washington losing its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. But not all school districts are letting parents sign their child up for the tutoring services just yet. For many parents, details about the free homework help may still be coming in the mail.
Pierce County executive supports the health department becoming part of county government to cut costs
Money saved could pay for lease costs and added services to the public, county says.
State lawyers say Thurston County Judge Christine Schaller agreed to let age discrimination claims from two plaintiffs proceed to trial, but she rejected claims that the firings were retaliation for refusing to do campaign work.
State agency draws criticism for spending $600,000 on Tacoma workshops to boost employee performance
The outlay helped about 2,160 employees in the Department of Social and Health Services division that deals with food stamps and other help for the poor. But it drew quick fire from a top Senate Republican who says it is a ‘splurge’ that shows ‘contempt for taxpayers.’
BNSF Railway donates final segment to city of Tacoma for urban trail.
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