State Legislature

The Capitol in Olympia where members of the National Guard work with the Washington State Patrol to protect the Capitol campus ahead of the state Legislature opening its 2021 legislative session Monday, as several protests and rallies are expected. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Washington state Legislature convenes under tight security

Security fencing at the state Capitol was defended by National Guard members Monday as the Legislature convened amid concerns that armed groups might… Continue reading


State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting move ahead

The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation… Continue reading


Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal; Republicans balk

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state would be expected to generate… Continue reading