Families feel betrayed after wrongful death bill falls short

Rejection of proposed changes in the law angered and shocked parents who lost adult children.


Idea: End Discover Pass, impose mandatory license-plate fee

That’s just one suggestion in a report on how to cover the cost of managing state recreation areas.


Study mulls costs of building ferries out of state

A new study tackles a nagging question of whether it’s…


Bill would increase penalty for car prowls

Washington law enforcement officers want the state’s help in combating increasingly skilled prowlers who are breaking into cars and stealing the contents at… Continue reading

7 arrested at Olympia homeless camp

Police arrested seven people Tuesday evening in downtown Olympia after they refused to take down a homeless camp. The Olympian reported that the… Continue reading

Olympia council bans homeless camping

The Olympia City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to ban camping on public property. The ban will take effect on Feb. 8.… Continue reading

Olympia rally marks anniversary of Corrie’s death

A rally in Olympia over the weekend marked the 10th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death in the Gaza Strip. The Olympian reported about… Continue reading

23-year sentence for Olympia homeless homicide

A 21-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Olympia to 23 years in prison for his role in a stabbing death at a homeless… Continue reading

Pilings removed from Puget Sound near Olympia

The last evidence of lumber yards and plywood mills that once lined the Budd Inlet shoreline near Olympia is being removed as workers… Continue reading

Senate passes gender-neutral language measure

The Washington state Senate has unanimously approved a measure that is the final installment of a multi-year effort to remove male-dominated language from… Continue reading

Gun rights supporters turn out in force in Olympia

Supporters of gun rights in Washington state turned out in force Friday at the state Capitol, carrying guns and signs while decrying efforts… Continue reading

3 injured in wrong-way crash near Olympia

The Washington State Patrol says a man who is suspected of driving under the influence went the wrong way on Highway 8 near… Continue reading

Bill would require state employee truthfulness

A proposed law in the state Senate would require state employees to be truthful when providing information. Lawmakers began considering the bill Tuesday,… Continue reading

Olympia judge dismisses child pornography charge

Child pornography charges against the former artistic director of Olympia’s Capital Playhouse were dismissed when a judge ruled a search of his computer… Continue reading

Education funding foot-dragging about to end

education funding.… Continue reading

Bovine TB suspected in cow sent to slaughter

A Grant County dairy cow sent to slaughter earlier this month is suspected of having had bovine tuberculosis, Washington state agriculture officials said… Continue reading

Prayers under Capitol dome apolitical, mostly

In the Legislature, the calm before a stormy floor session is usually found in the invocations. These prayerful passages at the start of… Continue reading

1960s state archives building doubles as bomb shelter

In the early 1960s, Washington opened an archives building to safely store the state’s most important documents. The building, constructed as a largely… Continue reading

Man dies after falling from vehicle in Olympia

Police say they do not suspect a crime in the death of a man who fell from a moving vehicle Wednesday in Olympia.… Continue reading

Parents of missing Utah mom push new Wash. law

The parents of a missing Utah mother pushed Friday for changes in Washington state laws on custody cases, saying proposed legislation might have… Continue reading