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Senator wants to screen 'The Interview' at campaign event

Senator wants to screen 'The Interview' at campaign eventThe Interview may not be seen in a movie theater anytime soon, but Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk would like to screen the comedy at a fundraiser for his re-election campaign to send a message to North Korea.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

E-cigarette shops unhappy with 95% vapor tax proposal

E-cigarette shops unhappy with 95% vapor tax proposalIf Governor Jay Inslee gets his way, electronic cigarette smokers will soon be helping to fill the state budget gap. He wants to impost a 95 percent tax on any and all vapor products.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Care

Health exchange to flip to direct premium payment

Health exchange to flip to direct premium paymentThe change was prompted by all the problems the exchange has had in making sure payments are correctly transferred.
  • Care
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Governor wants to beat deadline on education suit

Governor wants to beat deadline on education suitGov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for meeting the state's obligation to the Supreme Court a year early.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Hillary Clinton: Data drives progress for women

Hillary Clinton: Data drives progress for womenAppealing to fairness isn't working to achieve progress for women, Hillary Clinton says.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Sen. Murray helps restore Hanford funds

Sen. Murray helps restore Hanford fundsDemocratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have been averted.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Justices: Agencies must explain records redaction

Justices: Agencies must explain records redactionWashington's Supreme Court says agencies must give a brief explanation when they decide to withhold or redact records requested under the Public Records Act.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Olympia

Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikes

Inslee will propose $1 billion in tax hikesWashington Gov. Jay Inslee will propose a $1 billion tax package when he releases his new budget.
  • Olympia
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

State lawmakers work on proposals to support police body cameras

State lawmakers work on proposals to support police body camerasSupport for body cameras is growing stronger, but Washington's public disclosure law has police agencies shying away.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Local

Could Starbucks CEO run for president?

Could Starbucks CEO run for president?The CEO of Starbucks made a speech this morning that seemed -- at times -- to be more about politics than coffee. Could Howard Schultz be thinking about running for president?
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Local

Tighter gun restrictions take effect Thursday

Tighter gun restrictions take effect ThursdayI-594, the voter approved law tightening gun restrictions in Washington State, takes effect Thursday.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Local

Snohomish Co. Deputy Executive accused of death threats

Snohomish Co. Deputy Executive accused of death threatsThe Snohomish County Council chair is calling for an investigation of workplace harassment against the deputy executive
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Politics

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theoriesA two-year investigation by the House Intelligence Committee found that the CIA and the military acted properly.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Lukewarm reaction to President Obama's immigration speech

Lukewarm reaction to President Obama's immigration speechReaction to the President Obama's remarks about immigration came quickly from viewers in South Seattle Thursday night
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

New laws could target e-cig businesses

New laws could target e-cig businessesLicenses, taxes are part of a discussion about "vaping."
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Youngest state lawmaker-elect surprises Democrats with win

Youngest state lawmaker-elect surprises Democrats with winYoungest woman elected to Olympia since 1936.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Sen. Murray: 100 women in Congress 'progress, but not enough'

Sen. Murray: 100 women in Congress 'progress, but not enough'Women reached a milestone in the recent midterm elections. For the first time, more than 100 women have been elected to serve in Congress.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside business

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside businessWashington's second-highest-ranking elected official says personal archery business presents no conflict of interest.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Sen. Patty Murray on challenges in Congress

Sen. Patty Murray on challenges in CongressDemocratic Senator Patty Murray sat down with King 5 News for an exclusive interview following the midterm elections.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Washington voters approve class-size initiative

Washington voters approve class-size initiativeWashington voters have approved Initiative 1351, which would reduce class size and add support staff in K-12 schools.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Class-size initiative leading by small margin

Class-size initiative leading by small marginA statewide measure to limit class sizes in Washington schools was leading by a margin of fewer than 6,000 votes.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Federal Way

Deceased candidate leading in state representative race

Deceased candidate leading in state representative raceIncumbent Roger Freeman passed away days before voters cast their ballots, but he is leading in the State Rep. race.
  • Federal Way
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

What will new taxes cost Seattle residents?

What will new taxes cost Seattle residents?Seattle taxpayers have done it again: voted to tax themselves.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Measure to expand gun background checks passes

Measure to expand gun background checks passesWashington voters on Tuesday were passing a measure that would seek universal background checks on all gun sales and transfers.
  • Politics
  • 4 months ago
Politics

Oregon voters legalize recreational pot

Oregon voters legalize recreational potA measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Oregon has passed, according to KGW news partner The Oregonian.
  • Politics
  • 4 months ago
Politics

UW political science professor: Vote could swing Senate control

UW political science professor: Vote could swing Senate controlUniversity of Washington Associate Political Science Professor Chris Parker discusses how this year's vote could impact the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 4 months ago
Politics

WA State Senate race could swing power in Olympia

WA State Senate race could swing power in OlympiaTight race for an Eastside Senate seat could swing political control in Olympia.
  • Politics
  • 4 months ago