Gov. Jay Inslee
The key question hanging over legislative races Tuesday is which party will lead the state Senate for the next two years, a result that will have a role in defining the second-half of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s term.
The Washington state Ecology Department estimates that about 700 people turned out for a Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through the state.
The U.S. Department of Defense is giving a $4.3 million grant to Washington state in an effort to address the potential statewide economic effects of planned defense spending cuts
More than 300 homes were destroyed by this summer’s Washington wildfires. Last month, the governor said the cost of destroyed properties in Okanogan County alone is estimated at more than $28 million
The grant also will support Inslee’s launch of the STEM Education Innovation Alliance
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed toughening the state’s clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation.
A government task force assigned to propose regulations for drone use in Washington state is holding its first meeting in Olympia on Monday.
As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related labels aren’t attractive to kids.
Victoria’s long-delayed sewage treatment plans have become an international irritant, with Washington state demanding the British Columbia government step in to stop the flow of raw waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state’s health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.