In 2018, as always, state lawmakers are drafting plenty of bills that make us say “hmmm, is a law really needed?” or “hey, isn’t that illegal already?” or “gee, we bet we can dream up fake bills that aren’t much weirder than the real deal.”
Democrats who now rule the state Capitol would be foolish not to try to tamp down outrage from inflated Sound Transit car-tab fees. 2018 is an election year, after all. And recalculating fees is the right thing to do.
The food industry has done a lot of moving on from Tacoma in the last decade, with companies like Nalley’s, Roman Meal and now Johnny’s Fine Foods. Tacoma can take a moment to mourn, then work to ensure we’re not left behind.
Troy Kelley of Tacoma, the embattled former state auditor, is certainly entitled to keep trying to clear his name. But nine felony convictions for financial crimes should be quite persuasive for most Washingtonians still paying attention.
A federally mandated safety system should have been operational before a deadly train crash Monday. A new Amtrak route that bisects urban communities and crosses the freeway should’ve had this precaution in place from day one.
So many people have misunderstood the law that the Washington State Patrol and Washington Traffic Safety Commission held a conference call Friday morning to answer questions about how the law works, and how you could get cited under it.
Driving seems to be the last thing on these motorists' minds
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