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Legislature approves 75mph speed limits on some highways

Legislature approves 75mph speed limits on some highwaysFourteen states allow drivers to go 75 mph on rural interstates.
  • Traffic
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
News

Washington's lt. governor may forego run for sixth term

Washington's lt. governor may forego run for sixth termAn Aug. 2014 email obtained by KING 5 shows Brad Owen is mulling retirement.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Tougher distracted driving bill dies in Olympia

Tougher distracted driving bill dies in OlympiaThe bill, which would have made it illegal to hold, read from or enter information into a mobile device, faced opposition in the House.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Seattle

Lawmaker says state shouldn't pay for extra Seattle buses

Lawmaker says state shouldn't pay for extra Seattle busesRep. Ed Orcutt, a Republican from Kalama, says $17 million in transit aid earmarked to help Seattle during the tunnel construction should be killed.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Olympia

Pot taxes for schools is not what I-502 promised

Pot taxes for schools is not what I-502 promisedPot sales taxes current go towards health care, research and drug abuse prevention.
  • Olympia
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Washington senate approves tougher DUI law

Washington senate approves tougher DUI lawThe measure would make it a felony charge to drive under the influence when the driver has three prior offenses within 10 years.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Sally Clark stepping down from Seattle City Council

Sally Clark stepping down from Seattle City CouncilThe early departure means someone will need to be appointed in her place.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

$16 in '16? Minimum wage debate likely to go state wide

$16 in '16? Minimum wage debate likely to go state wideA Seattle venture capitalist says he will bring an initiative to raise minimum wage after a bill was killed in Olympia.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

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
  • 3 weeks, 3 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 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
  • 3 weeks, 4 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
  • 3 weeks, 4 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, 5 days 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, 6 days 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
  • 4 weeks 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
  • 4 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago