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Embattled state auditor Troy Kelley skips committee hearing

Embattled state auditor Troy Kelley skips committee hearingEmbattled State Auditor Troy Kelley skipped a chance to testify before lawmakers, a development that has them pondering their subpoena power.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
News

Kelley answers Inslee questions about investigation

Kelley answers Inslee questions about investigationIn letter to governor, state Auditor says his office's work has not been affected by the federal investigation.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Minimum wage hike bill stalls in OIympia

Minimum wage hike bill stalls in OIympiaSen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, says the bill would hurt small businesses and it placates "the egos of extreme Seattle liberals."
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Seattle

Lack of oversight in place for Seattle minimum wage law

Lack of oversight in place for Seattle minimum wage lawSeattle's minimum wage goes up on April 1st, but there is little to no enforcement planned yet.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Olympia

Senate Republicans release Washington state budget proposal

Senate Republicans release Washington state budget proposalThe Chair of the Senate's Budget Committee said the state has enough money to pay for schools without new taxes.
  • Olympia
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Teachers square off over evaluation bill

Teachers square off over evaluation billTeachers faced off against teachers in Olympia over a bill that would require test scores be part of the teacher evaluation process.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
News

Student test score fight heads to Olympia

Student test score fight heads to OlympiaHundreds of parents and teachers are headed to Olympia Monday to testify about a controversial bill that ties test scores to teacher evaluations.
  • News
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Washington lawmakers consider powdered alcohol ban

Washington lawmakers consider powdered alcohol banA bill making its way through the state Legislature could make Washington one of a growing number of states to ban powdered alcohol.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

NBC's Chuck Todd discusses Harry Reid's retirement

NBC's Chuck Todd discusses Harry Reid's retirementChuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, explained on Friday what Senator Harry Reid's retirement means for Democrats.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Olympia

House's roads bill could be 'a lot different' than Senate's

House's roads bill could be 'a lot different' than Senate'sThe chair of the House Transportation Committee has concerns with portions of Senate's road package.
  • Olympia
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Senator Cantwell proposes new oil train rules

Senator Cantwell proposes new oil train rulesWashington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell introduced a bill Wednesday requiring new safety measures for oil trains.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

More pressure for state auditor Troy Kelley to open up

More pressure for state auditor Troy Kelley to open upThere are increasing calls for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to open up about the case.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Search warrant executed at state auditor's home

Search warrant executed at state auditor's homeTacoma police have confirmed that a search warrant was executed Monday at the home of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Local

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' sign

Satanic Temple campaigns against 'In God We Trust' signThe Seattle chapter of the Satanic Temple is waging a campaign against an "In God We Trust" sign in Clark County.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Zombies invade Olympia looking for tax breaks

Zombies invade Olympia looking for tax breaksActors dressed up in zombies invaded the state capitol Tuesday, encouraging lawmakers to expand tax incentives for the entertainment industry.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Olympia

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.

State's e-cig rules could become toughest in U.S.Bill would ban non-tobacco flavors and raise taxes on vaping products.
  • Olympia
  • 1 month ago
Money

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hike

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hikeSome local business owners disagree with Nick Hanauer's assessment of what a $15 minimum wage will mean for Seattle.
  • Money
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Ricky's Law: More than a name - a man on a mission

Ricky's Law: More than a name - a man on a missionWhen he talks about suicide prevention, mental illness and drug addiction, Ricky Garcia's message is simple: recovery is possible.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Senate passes bill aimed at regaining US education waiver

Senate passes bill aimed at regaining US education waiverThe Washington Education Association, the statewide teachers union, opposes the bill.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Constantine 'open to modifying the arena MOU' for NHL

Constantine 'open to modifying the arena MOU' for NHLThe current MOU requires Seattle to obtain an NBA team for an arena to be built. The King County Executive says he's open to changing it.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Personal belief vaccine exemption will remain; bill stalls

Personal belief vaccine exemption will remain; bill stallsAn effort to remove personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines as an authorized exemption from childhood school immunizations died in the House after failing to come up for a vote before a key deadline.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

State rules may relax for payday lenders

State rules may relax for payday lendersRules may relax for payday lenders, after passage of a Washington State Senate bill that allows for installment loans.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Senate OKs PTSD as qualifying condition for medical marijuana

Senate OKs PTSD as qualifying condition for medical marijuanaSenate Bill 5379 passed the chamber Tuesday night and now heads to the House for consideration.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Home detention bill approved by state House

Home detention bill approved by state HouseA bill that would stop the home detention release of suspects in violent or sex crimes passed a vote in the House of Representatives, 96-1.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Washington Senate passes bill to revamp payday loan industry

Washington Senate passes bill to revamp payday loan industryThe bill would create a system where lenders could offer loans with monthly and other fees and a similar interest rate for up to six months.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

House passes abortion-insurance bill for 4th year in a row

House passes abortion-insurance bill for 4th year in a rowThe bill is not expected to advance in the Republican-led Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Distracted driving bill passes state Senate

Distracted driving bill passes state SenateThe Washington Senate has voted to extend the state's ban on cell phone use while driving to cover the range of functions a smartphone can now serve.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago