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State schools chief Randy Dorn has filed a lawsuit against seven school districts alleging that they illegally rely on local levies to fund basic education, including teacher salaries.
Hundreds of people — including tribal, local, state and federal leaders — gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge’s official name change to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
It was the most expensive single part of the $325 million Elwha dam-removal project: a $79 million water-facilities project designed and built for the National Park Service that has never worked as originally planned.
Two weeks after Washington forced the closure of what once were hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries, roughly 20 percent of the 341 stores meant to replace them are certified to serve patients.
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The Olympia City Council has decided to challenge a proposed initiative that could create the first income tax in Washington.
Roll out the welcome mat and bake a pie for your new neighbor.
The popularity of Mount St. Helens as a tourist destination, combined with its proximity to the Seattle and Portland areas, make the Ape Cave a well-known and well-trodden feature of the area. But with just a little careful planning, visits to the Ape Cave can also be a much more enjoyable experience for visitors and a potentially safer area for wildlife that visit it.
Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on federal regulators to issue an emergency order demanding railroads that haul Bakken crude send safety inspectors to physically walk the rail lines at least 24 hours before transporting the volatile oil.
Although millions of dollars are being spent on research and restoration projects aimed at protecting the region’s salmon fisheries, salmon habitat in Puget Sound is not as healthy or abundant as needed to support recovery of the fish, according to the 2016 State of Our Watersheds report produced by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.
Downtown Olympia is expected to be quieter this weekend after about 40 demonstrators marched the streets Thursday night to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest two fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.