Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s

Bills banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines will receive public hearings this week.


Seattle officer fired over ‘threatening’ social media posts

Implied violence against former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Jan 19, 2020


State challenges extensive spending by bankrupt Tim Eyman

He’s been spending an average of nearly $24,000 a month over the past year.

  • Jan 19, 2020


Supreme Court to hear Washington case of ‘faithless’ electors

One of the petitioners in a landmark test of free will is an Electoral College participant from Everett.

Shea decries report saying he engaged in domestic terrorism

Police are looking into possible threats against the GOP leader who suspended Shea from the caucus.

US court dismisses suit by Oregon youths over climate change

The justices said ending the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. would not slow or stop climate change.

  • Jan 17, 2020

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

The Clean Air Rule had been struck down by a lower court after it was challenged by business groups.

  • Jan 16, 2020

Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins to retire

Gov. Inslee will appoint a new justice who must run in the November election, and then again in 2022.

  • Jan 16, 2020

Officials: 23 cases of vaping-related illness in Washington

Four cases have been confirmed in Snohomish County.

  • Jan 16, 2020

Washington secretary of state unveils election security bill

The bill provides stricter restrictions on the collection of ballots and more thorough audits.

  • Jan 16, 2020

Plastic bag ban passes Washington Senate again

The bill now heads to the House, where it stalled last year.

  • Jan 15, 2020

Report: Idaho avalanche that killed 3 started by skiers

An avalanche at an Idaho ski resort that killed three people last week was triggered by skiers, despite the efforts… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2020

Inslee says his top issue is ‘growing crisis’ of homelessness

The governor spoke to lawmakers in his annual State of the State address Tuesday afternoon.

NSA discovers security flaw in Windows, Microsoft issues fix

The software company said it has not seen any evidence of exploitation by hackers.

  • Jan 14, 2020

History made: Washington gets its first woman House speaker

Rep. Laurie Jinkins will be dealing with car tabs, Matt Shea and a lot more in the 60-day session.

Seattle reels in spending by ‘foreign-influenced’ companies

The measure blocks any corporation with non-American investors from giving money to candidates or to independent political-action committees.

  • Jan 13, 2020

Washington lawmakers convene 60-day legislative session

The new speaker of the House, Democrat Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma, is a woman and gay — both firsts in the state.

Edmonds men battled the waves to stay alive after sinking

John Lawler and Dean Gribble Jr. recount the hours after the crab boat went down near Alaska.

Her car skidded on ice and rolled down an embankment on Chuckanut Drive, police say.

The children’s father was holding them when a wave carried them out to sea.

  • Jan 12, 2020

Highway 2 closed to eastbound traffic

Eastbound traffic is closed on Highway 2 due to poor weather conditions and vehicle spin… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020