Absent Budget Deal, Washington Prepares For A ShutdownWashington lawmakers are in an increasingly familiar place this year: in a third special session, racing to avoid a partial shutdown of state government because they've spent months unable to reach agreement on a new two-year state budget.
1 Arrest At Washington College During ProtestProtests earlier this year at the progressive college related to race, equality and free speech gained national attention and threats, which prompted the school to shut down for three days earlier this month.
House Passes Bill To Ban Use Of Drivers' Hand-Held DevicesThe Washington state House approved a measure Wednesday that would ban holding hand-held devices while driving.
Revenue Projections For Washington Higher Than Expected
Senate Votes For Bill To Vacate Victims' Prostitution CrimesVictims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate.
Distracted Driving Penalties Could Increase StatewideHouse Bill 1371 would expand the current law so drivers would not be allowed to hold any personal electronic device with their hands while driving, with the exception of amateur radios and to conduct "minimal use of a finger" to activate programs like a navigation system or Siri on the iPhone.
Senate Republicans Release Education Funding Plan Senate Republicans on Friday released an education funding plan that seeks to replace local school levies with a statewide uniform rate earmarked for schools.
UPDATES: Inauguration Day Protests Take Place Throughout Seattle and PNWThe Latest on rallies and protests in the Northwest following the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Legislative Panel Recommends Changes to Mental Health CareA bipartisan legislative committee has sent a list of recommendations to the governor for improving Washington state's struggling mental health care system.
Death Penalty Repeal Bill Introduced in Washington StateGov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday announced a proposal to abolish the death penalty in Washington state.
Washington State Changes Protection For Bald EaglesState wildlife officials say bald eagles have made a steady recovery in Washington and nationally, following decades of decline.
Police: 4 Shot In Apparent Robbery South Of OlympiaAuthorities say at least four men were shot in an apparent armed robbery in Tumwater, just south of Olympia.