On eve of legislative hearing, insurance commissioner Kreidler defends agency actions to suspend, investigate his hearings judge
Hearings judge Patricia Petersen accuses Kreidler’s office of political interference and says her improper contact with one party in a pending case was inadvertent. A Senate committee plans to look at the independence of hearings judges on Monday.
A Senate committee started work to examine the independence of state hearings judges Monday, and it heard from several parties involved in a dispute at the Washington insurance regulators office. Little consensus was reached on what change in the law is needed - if any - in a situation that has partisan undercurrents.
The map of possible Tacoma marijuana stores is changing fast, as applicants work out deals with property owners and each other.
The latest list of salaries in state government shows that, as is typical, college athletic officials, investment fund chiefs and medical school researchers lead the league in top pay.
As a federal agency, the bank provides credit insurance, loans and guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services. Critics say its corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers money at risk.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association spent $11 million last year to help defeat the GMO labeling initiative, but it failed to register as a PAC and ultimately was forced to disclose the names of foodmaking firms that donated.
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition says need for recreation, habitat funding next year is $97 million
Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark asked for a switch to quieter battery-powered devices right away, but state officials in charge of grounds crews say the ones they tested didn’t work well. In a compromise, the state Department of Enterprise Services will buy eight gas-powered blowers that have mufflers and will limit the hours of work around key state buildings.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she is sitting out the leadership shuffle caused by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat.
Washington Republicans, fighting to keep control of the state Senate, are working to solidify a perception of Democratic candidate Shari Song as a carpetbagger.
The Washington State Library is reducing its hours for the public almost in half, part of the library’s plan to meet a $1 million funding shortfall over the next year.
More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington's Death with Dignity law, the state's Department of Health reported Wednesday.
Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents.
Former 18-term congressman Norm Dicks is being honored Friday at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge with a ceremony to name of the visitor center after him.
Drivers will soon be able to enter and exit South King County's HOT lanes along most of their nine-mile length.
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