Measure banning King County injection sites kept off ballot

The Washington Supreme Court said the measure was beyond the scope of local initiative power.

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What a surprise: Democrats eye the need for higher taxes

Even with a robust economy, the majority party might seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.

Proposal to raise smoking, vape age to 21 clears state House

The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Evictions, rent hikes push Oregon to statewide rent control

The Oregon housing shortage is getting worse because of a big influx of people moving to the state.

House passes measure to great long-term care program

The benefit’s lifetime maximum would be $36,500 per person, indexed to inflation.

Report: Millennial voter registration in Oregon soars

The governor says a rise in young voters will “change the issues candidates are focused on.”

Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in 4 days snowplowing Seattle

His customers didn’t seem to mind the price but were just glad to have someone to clear the snow.

Man sues Kent police for alleged brutality, excessive force

Four officers and a K-9 unit took the Seattle man into custody.

Civil Air Patrol officer allegedly sex-trafficked babysitter

A report from the King County Sheriff’s Office says Mark Norton, 45, used Craigslist to find customers.

State agency seeks support for removing contaminated logs

Creosote was used decades ago to preserve wood but now it’s contaminating Puget Sound.

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