Government / Politics HEADLINES
The Washington Beer & Wine Distributors Association is asking the city of Olympia to hold off on pursuing a mandatory ban on certain single-serve alcohol drinks and allow local distributors to voluntarily stop distributing the adult beverages.
Cities, towns and counties will soon have more input on where groups of released inmates can live when the state is paying their rent.
The state Liquor Control Board has been working since voters legalized the drug last November in anticipation of handing out licenses this December. Today the board issued a 46 page document detailing what regulations might look like for growers, processors and retail sellers.
At a high school baseball game in his hometown last week helping sell raffle tickets to benefit his favorite charity, Andy Hill made his pitch with a personal story.
Washington lawmakers are considering ways to make it easier for citizens to recall elected officials, holding a work session Wednesday that explored the hurdles people face when they try to pursue such a campaign.
The state Liquor Control Board has promoted deputy director Rick Garza to director, putting him at the helm of an effort to create a system of licensed, taxed and regulated marijuana.
Thousands of Defense Department employees in Pierce and Thurston counties are still facing the likelihood of unpaid time off this summer, but not as much as the Pentagon initially proposed.
The biggest piece of an $8.78 billion transportation proposal in the Legislature – the project to finish state Routes 167 and 509 in Pierce and King counties – hasn’t garnered much criticism. The controversy has, instead, been over the taxes that would pay for it.
A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill to make changes to the state's impaired driving laws, including making driving under the influence a felony on the fourth conviction, rather than the current law that has it at five within 10 years.
The state of Washington could pay as much as $475,000 for an outside study of three Transportation Department megaprojects - the Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington, the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, and an Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.
Pierce Transits board voted Monday to cut 84 positions, or nearly 10 percent of the agencys workforce, to prepare for a major service reduction at the end of September.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has narrowed his list of top priorities for lawmakers to address in a special session, saying Monday that the Legislature must focus on the operating budget, a transportation-funding package and new legislation to crack down on drunken drivers.
Thirty people have applied for the Lakewood city manager job as the hunt to find the next executive of Pierce County’s second-largest city shifts into high gear.
As lawmakers debate how much money to spend on schools and state government, the budget proposal by House Democrats represents the high-water mark — one that even they cannot meet.
Local cities and public agencies will be asked to help cover the costs of providing security and other services when the Chambers Bay Golf Course hosts the U.S. Open in two years.
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