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65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agency

65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agencyCentral Washington homeowners allege that the state mishandled firefighting efforts in the Carlton Complex fire.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Seattle voters may find November ballot confusing

Seattle voters may find November ballot confusingSeattle voters may need some extra help figuring out the November ballot as four items up for a vote all called proposition or petition No. 1.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Class size initiative again on Washington ballot

Class size initiative again on Washington ballotWashington's class size reduction initiative hits November ballots.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percent

Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percentNumbers released Wednesday show that the September jobless rate was up from August's 5.6 percent rate.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Former Seattle mayor spokeswoman claims discrimination

Former Seattle mayor spokeswoman claims discriminationRosalind Brazel was Murray's press secretary when he took office in January. She was replaced in March.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Poll: Washington class size initiative leading nearly 3:1

Poll: Washington class size initiative leading nearly 3:1More than 60 percent of likely voters plan to vote for an initiative on the November ballot to reduce class sizes.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Gabby Giffords coming to Washington on gun law tour

Gabby Giffords coming to Washington on gun law tourThe former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, is visiting nine states.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some ground

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some groundOne measure seeks to expand background checks on gun sales. The other seeks to make sure the checks don't go beyond national standards.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

It's Your Time: Candidates speak on the issues

It's Your Time: Candidates speak on the issuesWe give Washington state's political candidates uninterrupted time to answer questions about some of the biggest issues in the campaigns.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington stateWhat happens if both pass on Nov. 4 is anyone's guess.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Renton

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical College

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical CollegeCommuters should expect traffic congestion as Biden's motorcade moves from downtown Seattle to Renton and back.
  • Renton
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Washington may toughen texting while driving law

Washington may toughen texting while driving lawTraffic safety leaders say the 7-year-old law is outdated and doesn't account for the ability to surf the web or use social media.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutional

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutionalThe ACLU is joining the list of opponents of a new "hygiene law" in Burien.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Television

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' host

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' hostThe report says NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Stewart and was prepared to compensate him handsomely.
  • Television
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in Belltown

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in BelltownVice President Joe Biden is overnighting in Seattle in advance of two events that are part of a West Coast political swing.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Monday is the deadline for voter registration

Monday is the deadline for voter registrationMonday is the deadline for most voters to register to vote in the November 4 election.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballot

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballotGun purchase background check initiatives headline November ballot.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Politics

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
  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
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  • 2 months, 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
  • 2 months, 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
  • 2 months, 2 weeks 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
  • 2 months, 2 weeks 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
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago