Why a drug decriminalization crisis looms for Washington state lawmakers
Lawmakers in the state of Washington are going into special session hoping to avert a crisis over the decriminalization of drugs.
Racist slurs and lack of oversight at center of Clark County, Washington, discrimination lawsuit
Three Latino employees allege Clark County turned a blind eye to racism within its public works crews. A trial is scheduled to start May 22.
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz announces run for governor
Franz, a Democrat, said she would like to build a comprehensive climate action plan, address rising housing and rent costs, expand good-paying jobs and lower costs for working families.
Trans minors protected from parents under Washington state law
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law to protect minors seeking gender-affirming care from the intervention of estranged parents.
Washington governor signs law allowing duplexes, fourplexes
At a time of soaring home prices, rising homelessness and a housing crisis that will require the state to build 1 million homes over the next two-plus decades to keep up with population growth, Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a new law legalizing duplexes and fourplexes in most neighborhoods in nearly every city to increase housing supply.
Suciasaurus rex named Washington state’s official dinosaur
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill designating the Suciasaurus rex as the official dinosaur of the state.
Southwest Washington police hope newly funded training center will solve staffing woes
For years, police departments in Southwest Washington had a snag in their sales pitch for new recruits. It might be months before training starts — and the class is more than 100 miles away.
Retired Alaska Airlines turboprop to get new life as ‘world’s largest’ hydrogen-powered plane
The event at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, attracted prominent politicians and a throng of students interested in aviation in a sign of the current buzz around hydrogen fuel as a means to decarbonize air travel.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announces campaign for governor
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has launched an exploratory campaign for governor, a day after incumbent Jay Inslee announced he won't run again.
Now at a critical stage, the road to I-5 bridge replacement gets bumpy
Planners hope to compete for billions in federal dollars, but first need Oregon's $1 billion down payment. Critics say now's the time to consider changes.