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Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana industry makes political donationsWith the arrival of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington, the industry and its political influence are expanding rapidly.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Task force proposing new taxes for state parks

Task force proposing new taxes for state parksThe final report recommends a sales tax on bottled water and an excise tax on motor homes and travel trailers.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Washington state lawmakers want to ban pot smoking in cars

Washington state lawmakers want to ban pot smoking in carsState officials want the Legislature to tweak the state's recreational marijuana law so that it's illegal to smoke marijuana in a car.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Reports: Seattle's Jenny Durkan a candidate for Attorney General

Reports: Seattle's Jenny Durkan a candidate for Attorney GeneralDurkan had planned on quietly stepping aside as U.S. attorney next week. Now she's at the center of a swirl of speculation.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

King Co. councilman Reagan Dunn pleads guilty to DUI

King Co. councilman Reagan Dunn pleads guilty to DUIDunn, a former federal prosecutor, has served on the county council since 2005.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

House passes 'no welfare for weed' billThe bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Cantwell: strip NFL tax-exempt status over Redskins name

Cantwell: strip NFL tax-exempt status over Redskins nameA U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Washington sales tax dependence cited in wealth gap report

Washington sales tax dependence cited in wealth gap reportThe study by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's shows a significant decline in annual average state tax growth among the 10 most sales tax-dependent states.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Liquor fee fight pushes Costco to Washington GOP

Liquor fee fight pushes Costco to Washington GOPCostco executives have long been big supporters of Democratic causes, but an obscure liquor tax fight is pushing them to the right.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 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.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 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
  • 2 months, 2 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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  • 2 months, 2 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.
  • News
  • 2 months, 3 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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.
  • News
  • 3 months ago