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Published February 13th, 2014 - 9:46AM
Washington state Republican Rep. Doc Hastings, who was elected to Congress in 1994, said today he will retire at the end of the year.
Published February 13th, 2014 - 9:44AM
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection in 2014.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 4:11PM
Students from the University of Washington presented their findings on student debt and financial literacy to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday morning, increasing the dialogue on college affordability between lawmakers and students.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 3:59PM
Drivers would pay higher car tab fees to build new ferries under a bill that passed the state House Wednesday.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 3:55PM
Some troops have had trouble accessing capped interest rates and lease protections because they cannot provide formal military orders to show their status.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 9:14AM
The apparent accidental shooting of a Puyallup teenager has the boy's family calling for ways to punish gun owners who don't secure their weapons around children.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 2:52AM
State lawmakers have long agreed that a high school diploma in Washington should do more to prepare students to attend college or start a career.
Published February 12th, 2014 - 2:43AM
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he’s in office, announcing a move he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”
Published February 11th, 2014 - 9:15AM
A wealthy lawmaker who leads the state Senate’s coalition majority criticized the House on Monday, suggesting the chamber was showing deference to the “ruling class” by giving a 33 percent increase in expense allowances to its members.
Published February 10th, 2014 - 7:28AM
State law requires owners of abandoned or derelict vessels to pay the full costs of removing or disposing of the problem boats, but owners rarely do.
Published February 10th, 2014 - 7:28AM
Environmentalists and education-funding advocates are finding common cause at the Capitol this year, throwing support behind a proposal to end a $29 million per-year tax break tapped almost entirely by oil refineries.
Published February 7th, 2014 - 9:14PM
Before there was Edward Snowden, there was Thomas Drake. Drake is a former senior executive with the National Security Agency who was indicted on 10 felony charges in 2010 for allegedly leaking classified information about troubles within the agency to a Baltimore newspaper.
Published February 6th, 2014 - 1:04PM
With more than half of all federal prisoners serving time on drug charges, the Obama administration says it’s time to free more low-level drug offenders.
Published February 6th, 2014 - 2:32AM
Washington’s Legislature is suffering from election-year mood polarity. The Senate votes to the right, the House to the left — often on the same day and sometimes in the same moment at opposite ends of the state Capitol.
Published February 5th, 2014 - 6:09PM
Hopes for a $10 billion to $12 billion transportation improvements package appear to be waning at the Legislature.
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