Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns, and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences.
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to give young people more time to decide whether or not they become smokers.
PORT TOWNSEND — Opposition to a program that would use roads in Olympic National Forest for electronic warfare exercises dominated Congressman Derek Kilmer’s recent town hall meeting at Port Townsend.
OLYMPIA — Ask people if they like the idea of making companies pay for what they pollute and using the money for schools, roads and a cleaner environment, and many will tell you yes.
OLYMPIA — State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege isn’t likely to become a best buddy of Olympic Ambulance owner Bill Littlejohn of Sequim.
Last November’s polar plunge has put a gloomy outlook on this year’s orchard fruit harvest in the Milton-Freewater area, but its full effect on Walla Walla Valley wine vineyards is still unknown.
Washington’s top state senator wants residents to see the majority Republicans as fiscally responsible problem-solvers during the 105-day legislative session that started on Monday.
SHELTON — A Bremerton man has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault after crashing his pickup last June in Olympic National Forest.
MOSES LAKE — A Grant County woman has died from flu complications, bringing the total number of influenza-related deaths in the state to 17.
OLYMPIA — A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once gained notoriety for trying to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment for attacking another resident at the McNeil Island facility.
A small earthquake stirred under west Vancouver on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
William Gerberding, president of the University of Washington during a tumultuous era in the 1980s and early ’90s when the university faced state budget cuts and football-team sanctions, died Saturday in Seattle. He was 85.
HAYDEN, Idaho — A woman in her late 20s is dead after a 2-year-old boy got a hold of a loaded handgun in her purse and accidentally shot her inside a Wal-Mart store in Hayden, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Two Sequim businesses were recently the targets of an apparent phone scam when a caller demanded numbers on prepaid credit cards or gift cards in exchange for not bombing the stores, city police said Monday.
The National Weather Service says Western Washington’s 2014 weather will go down in the record books as the warmest and deadliest yet, and one of the wettest.