Anti-war demonstrators protest in Olympia

Anti-war protests have returned to the Port of Olympia with the unloading of a military ship bearing Army gear from a Stryker Brigade… Continue reading

More arrests in Olympia military protests

At least three more protesters were arrested Sunday as demonstrations continued against shipments of military cargo through the Port of… Continue reading

Elections leave holes in Legislature

Voters have decided that two state legislators from Snoho­mish County should switch to jobs in county government, and at least six political activists… Continue reading

Northwest briefly: Day care owner puts 4-year-old boy in car trunk

Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies say a day care operator put a troublesome 4-year-old boy in her car trunk and drove about a… Continue reading

Couple reunited with portraits decades later

A South Sound couple recently learned that a good piece of art, like love, can last a lifetime. Norma McMeekin was a love-struck… Continue reading

No arrests made in Olympia anti-war protest

Several hundred demonstrators turned out Saturday to protest shipments of military equipment through the city’s port, but this time no arrests were reported.… Continue reading

Rossi campaign apologizes for fundraising confusion

Dino Rossi’s campaign apologized Monday for a misleading fundraising report that implied the Republican candidate for governor raised more than $570,000 in the… Continue reading

Gregoire dismisses tax talk critics

Gov. Chris Gregoire, officially issuing the call for a mini-session of the Legislature to pass a new property tax lid, said Tuesday that… Continue reading

‘Sin taxes’ can stay, state high court rules

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a package of tax hikes used to balance the state budget in 2005, ruling that lawmakers… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly

A central Washington teenager remains in critical condition from carbon monoxide poisoning that killed her… Continue reading

Lawmakers limit hikes in property taxes

State lawmakers and the governor kept their word Thursday by restoring a cap on property tax hikes erased by a Supreme Court decision… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly

A Bellevue man beat a speeding ticket by persuading a Ritzville judge that a state trooper… Continue reading

Split Supreme Court protects campaign lies as free speech

A sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law that bars political candidates from deliberately making false statements about their opponents… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly

Searchers with the King County Sheriff’s Office have found two hikers on the snow-covered Pacific Crest… 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

Bainbridge Island’s shoreline moratorium ruled illegal

A divided state Supreme Court has thrown out a Bainbridge Island City Council ordinance that imposed a multiyear freeze on private property development… Continue reading

Mentally ill kids can be state responsibility

Parents whose mentally ill child is out of control have a right to ask the state to take charge, the state Supreme Court… Continue reading

Pot pies linked to eight state cases of salmonella

State health officials say they have now linked eight cases of salmonella in Washington to the multistate outbreak blamed on pot pies sold… 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, state Liquor Control Board,… Continue reading

Northwest Briefly

Workers in a range of service jobs could be in line for more money after… Continue reading