Northwest News

Sports betting bill easily passes House, heads to Senate

OLYMPIA — The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at…

  • Feb 17th, 2020

 

Washington House OKs bill to centralize gun background checks

Brian Blake is only Democrat to vote against the bill

  • Feb 14th, 2020

 

Tim Eyman says he’ll run for governor as Republican, not independent

By Jim Brunner The Seattle Times Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says he’ll…

  • Feb 14th, 2020

 

State sued over Cooke Aquaculture plan to farm steelhead in Puget Sound

By Evan Bush The Seattle Times Four nonprofit organizations sued the Washington…

  • Feb 14th, 2020

Washington Senate gives go-ahead to the ‘Idaho stop’

OLYMPIA — Something that’s been legal in Idaho for nearly four decades…

  • Feb 14th, 2020

Lawmakers consider car-tab tax cuts, new electric-vehicle fees

By Heidi Groover The Seattle Times OLYMPIA — Facing persistent complaints about…

  • Feb 15th, 2020

Ore. governor: Tear out Snake River dams. Wash. reps outraged

By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald Oregon’s Democrat Gov. Kate Brown said removing…

  • Feb 15th, 2020

Popularity of state’s new paid family and sick leave law leads to processing backlog

By Arielle Dreher The Spokesman-Review Washington state’s new paid family and medical…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

RIP to these Washington state legislative bills

OLYMPIA — Four weeks into the 2020 legislative session, it’s impossible to…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

House Democrats split on any action regarding Shea

OLYMPIA — House Democrats remain divided about what action, if any, to…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

Wind, floods, landslides pummel Puget Sound region and Mount Rainier National Park

By Benjamin Romano The Seattle Times Mount Rainier National Park was hammered…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

With longtime Rep. Richard DeBolt retiring, candidate announces bid for seat

The Chronicle On the same day longtime 20th Legislative District Rep. Richard…

  • Feb 8th, 2020

Washington lawmakers approve change to business tax to fund college affordability

OLYMPIA — The Legislature has passed a bill changing the business-and-occupation tax…

  • Feb 7th, 2020

Cannabis use increasing traffic fatalities in Washington, according to AAA report

By David Rasbach The Bellingham Herald The number of Washington state drivers…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Stolen school bell mysteriously returns to McLane Elementary in Olympia

By Sara Gentzler The Olympian The 70-pound bronze bell stolen last March…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Avoid I-5 and Route 16 interchange this weekend if you know what’s good for you

By Craig Sailor The News Tribune Road work on the Interstate 5…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

House passes bill to cut vehicle pollution, increase number of electric cars

OLYMPIA — Washington motorists would use fuel that emits fewer greenhouse gases…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Tri-Cities losing its Renaissance Faire after 33 years — it’s likely gone for good

By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire has been…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

As gray whale migration reaches its peak, scientists fear another unexplained die-off

CARMEL, Calif. — As California gray whales wind their way south along…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

‘Life-threatening’ social media challenge can cause electrocution, fires, Tacoma Fire warns

By Allison Needles The News Tribune The Tacoma Fire Department and Tacoma…

  • Jan 28th, 2020