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Former California Gov. Jerry Brown dropped by Olympia Thursday to share his wisdom on how Democratic lawmakers could enact big legislation to fight climate change.... [Read More]
Citing the devastation and expense of fighting Washington's wildland blazes, state Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz on Thursday proposed a "groundbreaking strategic plan" to prevent... [Read More]
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Hilary Franz's plan comes as Washington state has wrestled in recent years with record-breaking fires and smoke that has hurt air quality. [Read More]
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Standing before a Washington Legislature that for years has balked at his carbon-reduction agenda, Gov. Jay Inslee implored lawmakers Tuesday to make bold moves to... [Read More]
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After seeing carbon-fee and cap-and-trade proposals stall in the Legislature in recent years, Washington's governor, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, encouraged lawmakers to act... [Read More]
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Democratic Party leaders say their House and Senate ranks are the most diverse ever. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans in recent years have promoted more women to top... [Read More]
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Democratic Party leaders say their House and Senate ranks are the most diverse ever. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans in recent years have promoted more women to top... [Read More]
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As state lawmakers stream into Washington Capitol building from points near and far, Democrats boast their strongest majorities since 2010. [Read More]
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Gov. Jay Inslee sits down for a Q&A ahead of a potential presidential campaign and Washington's 2019 legislative session. [Read More]
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State Democratic lawmakers are walking into the 2019 legislative session eager to mold Washington into the more progressive version they have for years talked about. [Read More]
After his son was seriously injured in a shooting, Paul Kramer became the public face for Initiative 1639, the most ambitious gun-regulations ballot measure in... [Read More]
Washington and 16 other states intend to spend a total of $1.4 billion from the Volkswagen diesel-vehicle settlement on boosting zero-emission vehicles to fight climate... [Read More]
The state Department of Ecology previously declared that Washington's approximately $113 million share of the Volkswagen settlement funds would be put toward zero-emissions vehicles, vessels... [Read More]
Tim Eyman and signature-gathering firm Citizen Solutions have been in contempt since February for not handing over all the documents sought by the Washington Attorney... [Read More]
As rents and housing costs continue to skyrocket, legislative candidates in Whatcom County and across Washington state are talking about how Olympia can tackle the... [Read More]
With communities across Washington seeing higher rents and growing prices, both Democratic and Republican legislative candidates are talking about how Olympia can tackle the affordability... [Read More]
The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that an initiative that would make it easier to prosecute law-enforcement officers who have allegedly misused deadly force... [Read More]
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The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the proposed gun-regulations measure, Initiative 1639 will appear on November's election ballot. [Read More]
Submarines and geoducks, diver training and eelgrass. [Read More]
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