OLYMPIA — House Democrats released a $15.5 billion transportation package Monday that would raise the gas tax and spend those dollars much like the plan passed by the Republican-controlled Senate in March.
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Seattle police arrested a naked man Saturday night after he allegedly broke into a University District apartment building and struggled with officers who responded to confront him. Officers responded to the apartment building and found the man completely naked inside the small storage unit. After the man refused the officers’ orders to exit, police took him into custody after a brief struggle. The man bit one officer’s gloved thumb, but didn’t break the skin.
OLYMPIA — Money to build a new cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School and expand youth programs in communities affected by the Oso mudslide is in the proposed capital budget moving through the state Senate.
OLYMPIA — A Senate bill to combat distracted driving died Tuesday after crashing into a barrier of bipartisan opposition in a key House committee.
OLYMPIA — Legislative Republicans were confident Tuesday that voters would back away from last year’s class-size initiative if given the chance this fall, even though a new poll suggests the idea remains popular.
A state community corrections officer was arrested Tuesday, suspected of storing child pornography on an online account accessed from his Olympia home, the State Patrol said.
OLYMPIA — It’s nasty time inside the state Capitol, where Democratic and Republican lawmakers are digging in for fierce negotiations on a new two-year budget.
Now is the time to act to reduce the continued risk of crude oil moving through the region by rail, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said during a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community on Tuesday went to federal court to block BNSF Railway from sending 100-car oil trains through reservation lands, claiming the company is violating an easement that sharply restricts rail traffic.
Horses, mules, all-terrain vehicles and human hands were all used Saturday to spruce up Capitol State Forest trails during the 10th annual Great Gravel Pack-In.
Washington’s five public universities and its one public college received record-breaking numbers of freshman applications for fall 2015, including more applications from students who qualify for a state tuition scholarship.
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are trying to reach agreement on tougher rules for the transportation of oil in Washington, including a requirement that rail carriers give local firefighters advance notice of when oil trains are coming.
No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.
OLYMPIA — State House Democrats are proposing to boost funding for education and social services with $1.5 billion in new taxes, which would target income from capital gains, service businesses and tax exemptions.
Officials at the University of Washington Medical Center soon will begin performing face transplants, hand transplants and more after the hospital received federal approval this week to conduct the life-altering operations.