BREMERTON — Adele Ferguson answered the phone so gruffly and loud that a young state Senate staff member hung up in fear.
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OLYMPIA — Washington would raise the minimum wage for most workers to $12 an hour by 2019 under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday after a spirited partisan debate.
OLYMPIA — Family members could be warned before police return guns to a person who had them seized by law enforcement, under a bill approved unanimously Friday by the Senate.
OLYMPIA — An alliance of cities, counties, schools and special districts are trying a new tactic to deal with the challenges created by growing demand for public records.
OLYMPIA — The state Department of Natural Resources says it isn’t interested in allowing its land to be used for the Navy’s proposed electronic warfare training.
Pacific Coast Canola produces up to 120,000 gallons of oil daily at a crushing plant near Moses Lake.
OLYMPIA — Emergency officials are a critical step closer to ensuring that their ability to mobilize resources for fighting wildfires also applies to disasters such as the Oso mudslide.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed a bill that includes $1.2 million to help landowners who suffered losses in the Carlton Complex Fires, and the flooding that resulted from it.
When a major earthquake strikes the Northwest, destructive shaking won’t be the only thing the region has to worry about.
An unusually warm winter has created record-low snowpacks across Washington and Oregon, and the region is running out of time to make up the deficit.
OLYMPIA — “Revenge porn” — what some call the posting of intimate photos of a former partner online without their permission — may be a bigger problem than legislators realized.
OLYMPIA — Four military heroes, four medals of honor, 4 miles of U.S. Highway 101.
Washington is following the lead of other West Coast states in cutting greenhouse gas tailpipe emissions as part of the global effort to combat climate change.
OLYMPIA — Bipartisan negotiations may have broken the Senate gridlock over how to fix problems with the state’s roads and bridges, generating a plan to spend nearly $15 billion over 16 years, including about $970 million in the Spokane area.
OLYMPIA — Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea to let recreational users grow their own.