Pedestrians walk past the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia on Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pedestrians walk past the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia on Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Affirmative action initiative will be on legislators’ agenda

The measure would provide equal opportunities through methods designed to increase diversity.

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Students behind the measure say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health.

3 million gallons of untreated sewage flows into Puget Sound

The discharges would violate the state’s water quality permits for the facilities.

Blaze destroys bed and breakfast near Longview

Six people were able to vacate and were accounted for on scene.

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

An environmental group calls it an ill-conceived plan with no scientific backing to show it will work.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Larsen: Time to impeach President Trump

Everett’s congressman says Trump’s attack on four female colleagues denigrates the meaning of citizenship.

School shooter’s counselor never told police about threats

In 2017, a 17-year-old student killed a boy and wounded 3 girls at Freeman High School near Spokane.

How our House members voted in response to ‘racist comments’

It was no surprise Washington’s seven Democrats backed the measure and its three Republicans did not.

Washington unemployment rate for June was 4.6 percent

The rate in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett region was 3.3 percent.

Yakima officials vote down effort to bar immigration flights

ICE has transported more than 650 people through the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field since May.

Montana, North Dakota push against state rail law

Montana and North Dakota attorney generals say federal authority over railroads pre-empts state law.

Group suggests enclosure for orcas in San Juan Islands

The area also is seen as a rehabilitation site if a member of the local orca population is ailing.

Jay Inslee wants soccer star Rapinoe as secretary of state

“I haven’t asked her yet so this could be a surprise to her,” Inslee said at a progressive conference.