Northwest News

Tribal rights, criminal justice reform on AG Ferguson’s legislative agenda

By Andrew Hammond The News Tribune Tribal rights and criminal justice reform…

  • Jan 27th, 2021

 

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A bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor to possess large-capacity magazines such as these, except in certain cases, is being considered in the Washington state Legislature.

Bill that would ban large-capacity magazines gets mixed reviews in first state Senate hearing

OLYMPIA — A bill that would ban the manufacture, possession, distribution and…

  • Jan 26th, 2021

 

Production of iconic Olympia beer has been paused, Pabst Brewing announces

By Rolf Boone The Olympian Get your Olympia beer now because it’s…

  • Jan 26th, 2021

 

Can Reps. Newhouse and Herrera Beutler survive Trump impeachment votes?

By Jim Brunner The Seattle Times As two of just 10 Republicans…

  • Jan 25th, 2021

‘Our work is not finished’

Washington lawmakers propose $2.2 billion for early action COVID-19 relief

  • Jan 25th, 2021

Coming soon to a Washington state park near you: Navy SEAL training exercises?

By Abbie Shull The News Tribune The Navy is seeking a permit…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021

Record 1,600-plus show up for Legislature hearing to reopen restaurants, gyms and theaters

By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald A Washington state Senate hearing on a…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021

State report: Salmon and steelhead near brink of extinction

The Centralia Chronicle A new report from the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office…

  • Jan 22nd, 2021
A gray whale breaches the surface of the bay outside of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. (TNS photo)

Population of formerly endangered gray whale along West Coast plunge

By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times The gray whale population has…

  • Jan 20th, 2021
A gray whale breaches the surface of the bay outside of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. (TNS photo)

State Ecology Department rejects permit for Kalama methanol plant on Columbia River

By Hal Bernton The Seattle Times The state Department of Ecology has…

  • Jan 20th, 2021

Bill would reopen theaters, restaurants, gyms. You can testify from home

By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald A Washington state Senate bill that would…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

‘Powerhouse duo’ of Washington Sens. Murray and Cantwell gain clout as Biden era begins

SEATTLE — With the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect…

  • Jan 19th, 2021
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

State Republicans introduce bill to change school reopening metrics

OLYMPIA — A proposed bill in the Legislature would change reopening metrics…

  • Jan 19th, 2021

Sen. Cantwell announces bill to preserve pristine National Forest System lands

The Chronicle Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, along with other members of Congress,…

  • Jan 18th, 2021

WDFW seeks applications for crab, shrimp committee

The Chronicle The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking…

  • Jan 18th, 2021

Bill proposing dedicated fund for wildfire response introduced in Legislature

By Emily Fitzgerald The Chronicle On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Washington Commissioner of…

  • Jan 18th, 2021

Increased participation might be ‘silver lining’ in online state legislative session

By Joseph Claypoole WNPA News Service This might be the most accessible…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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National Guard troops backed by state troopers guard a fenced-off Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10.

Washington state Capitol Campus security continues to deter large protests

OLYMPIA — The chaos that erupted on the Washington state Capitol Campus…

  • Jan 18th, 2021
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National Guard troops backed by state troopers guard a fenced-off Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10.

Loren Culp drops election fraud lawsuit after state threatens legal sanctions

By Jim Brunner and Joseph O’Sullivan The Seattle Times In an ignominious…

  • Jan 16th, 2021

House votes to extend Inslee’s COVID orders until end of state of emergency

By Laurel Demkovich The Spokesman-Review OLYMPIA — The Washington State House of…

  • Jan 16th, 2021