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

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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

Hit-and-run driver hits Olympia police car

Police are trying to find the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian early Thursday and then crashed into several parked cars in… Continue reading

1 killed in Olympia crash

Authorities say a person has been killed in a single car crash in Olympia. Thurston County deputies reported the vehicle was traveling at… Continue reading

Thurston County woman wins $75K for dog bite

A Thurston County jury has awarded $75,000 to a woman bit by a neighbor’s dog. The Olympian reported the woman was seeking payment… Continue reading

Teen dies in crash on way to high school in Olympia

The Washington State Patrol says speed was a factor when a 17-year-old girl lost control of her car and crashed into a tree… Continue reading

Brewery workers protest plan to expand beer taxes

Brewers gathered at the Capitol on Friday to protest a House budget proposal that makes permanent a beer tax on large breweries… Continue reading

State trooper struck on Highway 101 at Olympia

A Washington State Patrol trooper suffered scrapes and a sore shoulder when she was knocked down by a pickup truck that grazed her… Continue reading

Police investigate stabbings in downtown Olympia

Washington state troopers are investigating stabbings in downtown Olympia that have left two men hospitalized. State Patrol Sgt. Jason Hicks said one man… Continue reading

Police: Accused killer mentioned state cold case

A Washington state man accused of killing his 3-year-old son in Montana talked to investigators about a cold case in which an unrelated… Continue reading

Congresswoman’s baby born without kidneys

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal, and a… Continue reading