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Inslee prohibits Washington State Patrol from aiding abortion investigations

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive instructing the Washington State Patrol to not cooperate with out-of-state abortion investigations, a preemptive move in… Continue reading

 

New study says decrease in salmon threatens killer whales

Southern Resident killer whales have not had enough food for several years, which could affect their already small numbers, according to a study… Continue reading

 

State justices blast racist questioning by prosecutor

The state Supreme Court has unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for assaulting police officers, blasting a series of racist remarks by the prosecutor… Continue reading

 

Two workers killed after trench collapses in Shoreline

Two workers were killed after a trench collapsed in Shoreline and the slope was too unstable to recover their bodies Monday so efforts… Continue reading

US Coast Guard encourages safe whale-watching practices

The Coast Guard has kicked off Operation Be Whale Wise to encourage the public to practice safe whale-watching this summer in the Pacific… Continue reading

New state laws affect guns, hospital costs

License plate fees also go up in measures that went into place Friday

State license plates prices rise Friday

Motorists will pay more for a Washington license plate starting Friday. It’s likely to be the most noticeable change as… Continue reading

Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School, poses for a photo March 9, 2022, at the school’s football field. The Supreme Court has sided with a football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines, saying the coach’s prayer was protected by the First Amendment. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Supreme Court sides with Bremerton coach who sought to pray after game

The U.S. Supreme Court sided Monday with a Bremerton High School football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after… Continue reading

Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School, poses for a photo March 9, 2022, at the school’s football field. The Supreme Court has sided with a football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines, saying the coach’s prayer was protected by the First Amendment. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

Voters invited to submit questions for Secretary of State forum

The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund is seeking questions to present to candidates for the position of Washington Secretary of… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee seeks abortion rights amendment to state constitution

Says Washington won’t aid investigation from other states

Lawsuit filed against Washington State Patrol official over breath test machines

A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible for the state’s breath test machines used to measure the intoxication of drunken-driving… Continue reading

Initiative to change Seattle elections heads toward ballot

An initiative that would alter the way Seattle elects mayors, city attorneys and city council members is headed toward the November ballot. Elections… Continue reading

Protester hurt by driver during 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstration sues

A Seattle resident critically injured by a driver during a Black Lives Matter demonstration has filed a lawsuit against the state, city and… Continue reading

High-capacity ammo magazines will be banned starting July 1

Starting July 1, the sale of ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds will be banned in Washington state. Importing, manufacturing and distributing… Continue reading

Gun show delayed after overlap with Everett graduations

The organizer of a weekend gun show scheduled at an arena north of Seattle has postponed the event after public concerns that several… Continue reading

9-year-old survives cougar attack while walking trail

A 9-year-old girl survived a cougar attack after wandering up a trail with two friends while camping in northeastern Washington. It happened Saturday… Continue reading

Newest member of Southern Resident J Pod is female

Researchers say the newest member of a group of endangered Southern Resident orcas is a female. The Center for Whale Research says the… Continue reading

State courts clearing drug convictions, refunding fines

People convicted under Washington’s longtime felony drug possession law are starting to get their records cleared and their court-imposed fines refunded. It’s a… Continue reading

Students walk out in protest of gun violence in Olympia

Dozens of high school and middle school students in Olympia walked out of schools to protest gun violence after 19 children and two… Continue reading

Two boaters fined for getting too close to orcas

Two boaters accused of illegally approaching endangered Southern Resident orcas in rented boats were fined for violating regulations that protect the whales, NOAA… Continue reading