Washington Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 4.5 PercentWashington state's unemployment rate held steady last month at 4.5 percent and the state gained 2,500 jobs.
Report: Neglect At Washington State Disabled Facilities Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by Disability Rights Washington.
Washington Becomes 5th State To Guarantee Paid Family LeaveWashington state is now among just a handful of states that guarantee paid family leave, following Gov. Jay Inslee's signing Wednesday of a bipartisan plan approved by the Legislature.
Washington Legislature Passes Paid Family Leave MeasureWith less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown.
Governor Sign $43.7 Billion Budget, Avoids Partial ShutdownWith less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown.
New Washington Mental Health Budget 'Doesn't Look Promising'Washington state's latest budget plan falls far short of what's needed to fix the state's floundering mental health system, advocates said Friday.
Study: Orcas At Risk Due To Scarcity Of Food"A large number of whales are conceiving, but when nutrition is poor, they don't sustain those pregnancies," said Sam Wasser, lead author of the paper and a biology professor at the University of Washington.
Legislative Leaders Say They Are Closing In On Budget DealThe Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate have been struggling for months to find compromise on a budget that addresses a state Supreme Court mandate on education funding.
Fires In Central Washington Cover More Than 11 MilesTwo wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 11 square miles (30.3 square kilometers).
Report: 21% Of State's Rural Highways In Poor ShapeA new report says 21 percent of Washington's rural highways are rated in poor condition, the 12th highest rate in the nation.
Washington Warns Of Wildfire DangerState officials are warning about increased wildfire danger in all of Eastern Washington through the weekend.
Huskies' Markelle Fultz Taken No. 1 By 76ersThe Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

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