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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama called on Americans to “turn the page” in a State of the Union address Tuesday night that laid out a sprawling, post-recession domestic agenda aimed at leveling the economic playing field — and revitalizing his presidency in its final two years.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marilyn Tavenner, who oversees the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs and played a central role in implementing the Affordable Care Act, is stepping down.
Earth’s average surface temperature was the warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Friday set the stage for a long-awaited showdown over same-sex marriage, as justices agreed to hear multiple challenges to state bans on the practice.
Darrell Winfield, one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the countryside of the western United States in ads for the cigarette brand, has died. He was 85.
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.