State Legislature

A man led police on a high speed chase through north Snohomish County on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.   (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

House passes bill giving police greater ability to undertake pursuits

The measure would allow a police officer to initiate a chase with reasonable suspicion a crime has been committed.


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New forecast show state revenues won’t be quite as robust as expected

Democratic budget writers say they will be cautious but able to fund their priorities. Senate put out a capital budget Monday.


CNA Nina Prigodich, right, goes through restorative exercises with long term care patient Betty Long, 86, at View Ridge Care Center on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A handshake, a deal then hospital staffing bill emerges from Senate

Nurses will help decide plans for staffing, meals and rest breaks. Hospitals could face hefty fines if they don’t comply.