Regional News

Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions on numerous rivers


Jul 17, 2015
State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in…





Wash. high court strikes supermajority for taxes

By Associated Press
Feb 28, 2013
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for the Legislature to raise taxes, ruling that the only way to…

Car tab, bike fees part of House transportation package

By Associated Press
Feb 20, 2013
House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade…

WA state Senate passes workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Feb 04, 2013
The Republican-controlled Washington state Senate passed three contentious measures intended to save businesses money by…

Dueling bills introduced on paid family leave law

By Associated Press
Jan 25, 2013
Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks paid time off to be with a new…

WA senators to hear workers' compensation bills

By Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013
The GOP-led Washington state Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will on Wednesday consider five bills intended to save…