State will study if bloggers should be regulated

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission is starting to take a look at political activity on the Internet. It’s concerned about bloggers being paid… Continue reading

Sex offenders denied right to parole lawyer

OLYMPIA [—] Sex offenders sentenced to a range of time in prison are not entitled to a lawyer when the state decides whether to grant… Continue reading

Gregoire’s daughter announces engagement

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire’s daughter Courtney, a Harvard-educated lawyer who serves as a top adviser to Sen. Maria Cantwell, is getting married. The… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly

Mayor’s son to plead guilty to cheating casino SEATTLE Jacob Dyson Nickels, the son of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, has agreed to plead guilty to… Continue reading

Runaway RV injures 15 on Hurricane Ridge

PORT ANGELES - A recreational vehicle apparently lost its brakes on the road coming down from Hurricane Ridge, hit three other vehicles and plowed through… Continue reading

Pharmacists sue state over contraceptives

SEATTLE - Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires the sale of emergency contraception, also known as the “morning-after pill.” In… Continue reading

Gay couples gain domestic partnership rights

OLYMPIA - Washington officially recognized the relationship of Kevin and Johnny McCollum-Blair on Monday. The Everett men are carrying the proof. “We’re in a new… Continue reading

Primary draws little attention around state

OLYMPIA — In Washington’s first running of an August primary, voters on Tuesday were asked to choose a Democratic nominee for King County prosecuting attorney… Continue reading

Camano pair survive plane crash

OLYMPIA - A Camano Island couple walked away with cuts after their vintage airplane crash-landed along Steamboat Island Road on Tuesday afternoon, closing the road… Continue reading

Alcohol Licenses

The following license applications were received in Olympia recently. To support or oppose an application, write to the Regulatory Services Division, Washington State Liquor Control… Continue reading

I-5 closed as storm blasts SW Washington; two die

Major flooding and high winds that downed trees and knocked out power left two people dead and closed I-5 in southwestern Washington, officials… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly: Lawsuit alleges abuse in state foster care home

A lawsuit filed on behalf of eight foster children, including one who starved to death, alleges negligence by the state Department of Social… Continue reading

Richland representative’s ethics lapses cost her dearly

State Rep. Shirley Hankins, R-Richland, has been fined $4,174.62 by the Legislative Ethics Board, more than twice the largest amount previously imposed by… Continue reading

Olympia flag burning permit won’t be easy to get

The state is unlikely to grant a permit to a man who wants to burn a Mexican flag on the steps of the… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly: Another man missing after severe storms

A second man has been reported missing in the storms that raked Western Washington last week. Mason County sheriff’s deputies say 52-year-old George… Continue reading

Northwest briefly: DOT worker injured, 1 killed on I-5 at Fife

The state Transportation Department says one of its workers is in satisfactory condition after an accident that killed the driver who rear-ended his truck. The… Continue reading

Northwest briefly: Deputy kills wife accidentally days before new job

A man scheduled to start a new job with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday accidentally shot and killed his wife as he was… Continue reading

County tops speeding ticket list

Snohomish and Clark counties have the highest rate of traffic tickets issued for every mile of state and federal highway that run… Continue reading

Food banks feel economic pinch

Christmas time is the high season for food banks, when people usually share their holiday spirit and fill warehouses with canned green beans… Continue reading

No plans yet to replace state prisons chief

Gov. Chris Gregoire said Monday she has no plan yet on how and when she will find a successor for Secretary of Corrections… Continue reading