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Bill would sanction countries involved in ivory trade

Bill would sanction countries involved in ivory tradeA proposed bill would impose sanctions on countries that facilitate ivory trafficking.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Murray, Cantwell, 14 other female senators write to Goodell

Murray, Cantwell, 14 other female senators write to GoodellThe letter from the bipartisan group said it was "deeply concerned" about the NFL's new domestic violence policy.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Olympia

Legislature in contempt over education funding

Legislature in contempt over education fundingState Supreme Court holds Legislature in contempt over lack of progress in education funding.
  • Olympia
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott has plan to ease VA wait times

Rep. Jim McDermott has plan to ease VA wait timesThe idea is for the federal government to give scholarships to medical students who promise to spend at least five years working at the VA as primary care doctors.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Tacoma

Tacoma group camps out to raise immigration awareness

Tacoma group camps out to raise immigration awarenessWhile President Obama announced a delay on immigration reform, a Washington group is raising awareness on deportation.
  • Tacoma
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Olympia

State lawmakers in contempt over education funding?

State lawmakers in contempt over education funding?An historic hearing is set for Wednesday where satate Supreme Court Justices will consider the way lawmakers fund education.
  • Olympia
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Seattle City Council may change Columbus Day name

Seattle City Council may change Columbus Day nameThe council may change the name to Indigenous People's Day, which is sparking debate.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago
Local

Gun background check expansion foes start ads

Gun background check expansion foes start adsTV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

Paul Allen gives $500,000 to Washington gun initiative

Paul Allen gives $500,000 to Washington gun initiativeInitiative 594 would require background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Washington state.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Why Democrats won't win back the House

Why Democrats won't win back the HouseDemocrats and Republicans are locked in a competitive struggle over who will control the U.S. Senate next year. But barring a seismic political event between now and Election Day, the GOP's control of the U.S. House is not in question. Here's why.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Obama and Congress hit new poll lows

Obama and Congress hit new poll lowsThe latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives the president an approval rating of 40%, a record low; Congress has a rating of only 14%, also a low.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Prop. 1 Seattle park district leading, other primary election results

Prop. 1 Seattle park district leading, other primary election resultsProp. 1 Seattle park district leading, other primary election results
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Washington state voters weigh in on primary

Washington state voters weigh in on primaryTen congressional races and dozens of legislative contests across Washington state will be decided by voters this week, though many of the races don't offer much competition.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Prop 1 sparks fierce debate among park lovers

Prop 1 sparks fierce debate among park loversA fierce debate has developed between people who usually get along: park lovers. Proposition 1 on Tuesday’s ballot would create a Seattle Park District.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Mukilteo mayor denies hire was political payback

Mukilteo mayor denies hire was political paybackWhen the mayor of Mukilteo hired a state senator who happens to be a close friend, her policy analysts and critics cried foul.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Is Obama a lame duck before his time?

Is Obama a lame duck before his time?The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors. Former aides and analysts see some lessons from their experiences that Obama might want to consider.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell diesSchell died Sunday morning at a Seattle hospital surrounded by family, according to Mayor Ed Murray's office.
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
News

Medina to bill former Costco CEO for Obama visit

Medina to bill former Costco CEO for Obama visitPresident Obama arrived in Seattle Tuesday to raise money for his party, but the festivities for the Democratic National Convention are costing taxpayers a bundle. Now, one city hosting the president says the party is over.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Ariz. politician mistakes campers for migrant children

Ariz. politician mistakes campers for migrant childrenThe children on the bus were not migrants, and there was no fear on their faces. The children from the Marana school district heading to the YMCA's Triangle Y Camp, not far from the Rite of Passage shelter for the migrants, at the base of Mt. Lemmon.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Lawmakers ask governor to overhaul management of ferry system

Lawmakers ask governor to overhaul management of ferry systemState legislators are asking the governor to overhaul the upper levels of management of the Washington state ferry system. One lawmaker says the discovery of a ferry worker who was a registered sex offender is just another sign of personnel problems.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Poll: Strong support for WA gun background checks

Poll: Strong support for WA gun background checksSeventy percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594, while 46 percent were inclined to vote for competing measure I-591 that would prevent the state from adopting background-check laws stricter than the national standard.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Gov. Otter pushes 2.8% hike in public education funding

Gov. Otter pushes 2.8% hike in public education fundingGov. Otter pushes 2.8% hike in public education funding
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Idaho

Idaho Gov. Otter dumps rival, names rep's wife instead

Idaho Gov. Otter dumps rival, names rep's wife insteadIdaho Gov. Otter dumps rival, names rep's wife instead
  • Idaho
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
News

Governor: ‘Dang shame’ gas tax bill died in Senate

Governor: ‘Dang shame’ gas tax bill died in SenateThe gas tax won’t be going up this summer, or next, unless something changes at the Capitol.
  • News
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
Oregon

Senate backs mascots bill destined for veto

Senate backs mascots bill destined for vetoThe Oregon Senate has overwhelmingly backed a bill that would allow schools to keep Native American mascots, nicknames and logos despite Gov. John Kitzhaber's threat to veto it.
  • Oregon
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
News

Gov. Inslee calls second special session

Gov. Inslee calls second special sessionGov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday called for a second special legislative session to start Wednesday as lawmakers prepare to conclude their first overtime session without a deal on the state budget.
  • News
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
News

Obama slams senators who opposed gun measure

Obama slams senators who opposed gun measurePresident Barack Obama said the Senate's opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales marks a "shameful day" in Washington. He said a minority of senators decided "it wasn't worth it" to protect the...
  • News
  • 1 year, 5 months ago