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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Tukwila police respond to Saturday incident at Southcenter

The case is currently being investigated by the department’s Major Crimes Unit.

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House passes vaccine bill | WNPA

The bill eliminates the option for parents to opt their children out of vaccination for personal reasons.

  • Mar 11, 2019

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 4, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

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It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
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Carson Foster serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Carson Foster, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a page this week in the Washington… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
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Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
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Kaushik Vudathu serves as page in Washington State Senate

The following was provided by the Senate Page Program: Kaushik Vudathu, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
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King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

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Akash Mungra serves as page in Washington State Senate

The following was provided by the Senate Page Program: Akash Mungra, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019
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Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’