Politics

Bill would extend support for homeless youth

With more than 40,000 students in Washington state experienced homelessness in 2016, bill would make grant application process more accessible

  • Jan 31, 2019

Everyone wants to clean up state energy sector, but parties disagree on how

Partisan versions of bills proposed in House to transition Washington power

State bills would remove statute of limitations for felony sex crimes

The state House of Representatives’ public safety committee has heard public testimony on two bills that… Continue reading

Motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Lawmakers seek revisions to wrongful death and injury statutes

A proposal prompted by the 2015 “Ride the Ducks” wreck on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Bill aims to make opioid overdose medication easier to access for schools

Opioid overdose medication could become more readily available for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Rural investment, timber tax cuts focus of proposed law

Proposed Senate legislation would, if passed, aid the Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone by providing a tax… Continue reading

Peninsula legislators set sights on goals

Morse Creek safety, health care, daylight saving time among issues

Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative headed to Legislature

An initiative that would cut car tabs to $30 will go to the state Legislature for consideration, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Thousands show up at hearing on proposed state gun laws

More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee for hearings on 3-D… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown visited Olympia to support Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals. Just… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019

Washington Legislature begins 105-day session

Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget… Continue reading

Inslee highlights climate in State of the State address

Cites concerns over snowpack, ocean temperatures, wildfires

Bill would allow use of marijuana at schools

A bill proposed by state Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen would allow marijuana on school campuses… Continue reading

Kilmer meets with Hurricane Ridge group on funding amid federal shutdown

Without being able to open, board expects to lose at least $50,000

Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year

Mental health, education, environment, sexual harassment, public records top the list of priorities.

Inslee proposes state capital gains tax

Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2019

Schools, mental health system top legislative priorities

Funding schools and fixing the state’s struggling mental health system are top priorities for the upcoming legislative… Continue reading

Proposed legislation would protect federal workers

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer of the 6th Congressional District are introducing the Federal Employee Civil… Continue reading

Chapman: Bond supermajority requirement unlikely to change

Don’t expect the 60 percent supermajority required for voter approval of school bond measures to change to a lower threshold anytime soon.… Continue reading