Washington state Republican Rep. Doc Hastings, who was elected to Congress in 1994, said today he will retire at the end of the year.
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection in 2014.
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.
Drivers would pay higher car tab fees to build new ferries under a bill that passed the state House Wednesday.
Some troops have had trouble accessing capped interest rates and lease protections because they cannot provide formal military orders to show their status.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
With more than half of all federal prisoners serving time on drug charges, the Obama administration says its time to free more low-level drug offenders.
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.
Hopes for a $10 billion to $12 billion transportation improvements package appear to be waning at the Legislature.
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