Politics

District 24 legislators vote for public records exemption bill

The three legislators who represent District 24 voted in favor of a bill they say improves public transparency of the legislative process. The… Continue reading

State House, Senate Democrats unveil supplemental budget plan

House Democrats unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that sticks to an education funding timeline that the… Continue reading

Lawmakers clash over gun legislation amid discussion on mass shootings

State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation… Continue reading

Senate passes bill to abolish death penalty

After failing to gain traction in previous years, an effort to abolish the death penalty in… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Revenue forecast puts legislative focus on taxes, McCleary

Last week’s release of the state revenue forecast put an extra $1.3 billion into play for the 2019-21 period and brings a few… Continue reading

A look at legislation still alive, likely dead at the Capitol

Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly… Continue reading

House passes version of net pen phase-out legislation

House lawmakers have passed a water-down version of a bill approved earlier this month by the Senate which would phase out Atlantic salmon… Continue reading

Port Angeles school levy fails after second count of ballots

Voters have rejected a $46.7 million levy that would have funded an expansion and renovation of Stevens Middle School in Port Angeles,… Continue reading

School district voters approve Jefferson County measures

Voters in the Brinnon and Queets-Clearwater school districts in Jefferson County have approved levies after the second count of ballots Friday. The… Continue reading

Levy hopes dashed, fulfilled: Port Angeles, Cape Flattery backers respond to initial election results

Election Day left the West End’s Cape Flattery School District basking in victory and Port Angeles School District — with about 1,000… Continue reading

Brinnon, Queets Clearwater school district levies on way to final approval

The superintendents of two small Jefferson County school districts said Wednesday they were excited to see both of their levies passing in… Continue reading

House passes bills seeking to increase fight against opioids

The state House has passed measures that require drug manufacturers and doctors to do more to fight… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018

Port Angeles school levy contest close with majority opposed; Cape Flattery levy passes

Voters in the Port Angeles School District apparently rejected a six-year $46.7 million capital facilities levy — although initial results are close… Continue reading

Brinnon, Queets Clearwater initial results approve school levies

Brinnon School District voters approved continuing a maintenance and operation levy while a small number of votes in the Queets Clearwater School… Continue reading

Bill expanding wrongful death actions passes the Senate

Proposed legislation would open the ability to file wrongful death lawsuits to citizens of other countries… Continue reading

Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students

A proposal to establish the Evergreen Free College Program would phase in funding to pay tuition… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Chapman pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges

A proposed program could provide grants for community college students to learn trades in high demand… Continue reading

House passes bill to protect net-neutrality rules

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of net-neutrality rules, the Washington House on… Continue reading

Port Angeles, Cape Flattery levies on Tuesday ballot

Voters in the Port Angeles and Cape Flattery school districts have two days to decide whether or not to support local school… Continue reading

State Senate OKs measure to phase out salmon net-pen farming

In response to a net collapse last summer that released hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon into waters famed… Continue reading