State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, sits down with reporter Melissa Santos to eat tater tots and talk about why the Legislature is in overtime, again. What happens during the first week of a special session? When will the Legislature actually agree on a budget? Also, how the TV show Law and Order informs Jinkins' work chairing the House Judiciary Committee, and why she spends time at the Capitol photographing crazy socks. First in an ongoing series.
The newest class of troopers — 49 in total — was the largest in modern history, according to patrol officials. It comes after the Legislature moved to give troopers substantial pay raises in an effort to increase staffing.
Hundreds of people took to the Capitol Campus and Olympia streets Saturday for the Tax March Olympia event, calling for the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns and other transparencies from the administration.
Page School Teacher Leo O'Leary oversees the proceedings during the mock legislative hearing March 9th in the John Cherberg Building on the Capitol campus as young Senate and House chamber pages get a first-hand feel as to how state government operates. Portraying both state senators and representatives the group was able to experience not only testifying but also the duties as a chamber committee member.
AmeriCorps tutor Mari Bingham works nearly 40 hours a week helping students in coursework and reading programs at Mary Lyon Elementary in Tacoma. Her position could be lost or severely reduced under budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
Organized by Olympia High School senior Gracie Anderson, a group of approximately 40 students head to the steps of the Legislative Building on Sunday after marching up the switchback hill trail line to hold an education funding rally.
An intimate visit with Skye Logue and Candida Suarez, two inmates raising their infants sons as participants in the Residential Parenting Program at the Washington Correction Center for Women in Gig Harbor.