Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday after denouncing chaos in the West Wing and telling President Donald Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
State lawmakers have agreed to hike the property tax to help pay for about $7 billion in investments to public education over the next four years. Legislators hope the deal will avoid a government shutdown.
Port of Tacoma commission candidate Jim Jensen has pulled out of the three-person race after anti-environmentalist, racially insensitive and offensive tweets he wrote surfaced. Jensen had deleted his Twitter account just before the tweets were posted by activists and Tacoma politicos.