No one but Troy Xavier Kelley knows how long he will be the state auditor of Washington.
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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.
Majority Democrats in the state House will release their budget proposal Friday and it may include two new taxes to help cover the costs.
OLYMPIA — State education funding and proposed new taxes were on the minds of residents as they grilled two state representatives in a telephone town hall meeting.
Last year, Washington lawmakers approved a measure that offered college financial aid for students who were illegally brought to the United States as children. Now, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has introduced new federal legislation that would provide an incentive for more states to do so.
Hikers have been flocking to mountain trails that are melting out earlier than usual because of unseasonably warm weather and a low snowpack in the North Cascades and the rest of the state.
Bacteria pollution that had plagued the Upper Chehalis River watershed for years continues to steadily decrease, according to an updated report from the state Department of Ecology.
OLYMPIA — Note to grade school students planning a civics trip to the state Capitol during the session: You never know who you’ll see here. The governor. Legislators. Lobbyists.
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Justice Department has subpoenaed records from the office of state Auditor Troy Kelley, whose home was searched by federal agents this week, an auditor’s office spokesman confirmed Thursday.
WENATCHEE — This is shaping up to be one of the driest years on record for Washington, and state agencies and water users are gearing up for the challenges ahead.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.
COPENHAGEN, N.Y. — Copenhagen, Denmark, has nothing on Copenhagen, N.Y., where a flier in the post office trumpets upcoming snowmobile drag races and the sound of an occasional “splat!” signals the plummet of an icy chunk from a weary roof onto Main Street.
Agents of the U.S. Treasury Department this week served a search warrant at the Tacoma home of state Auditor Troy Kelley, the Tacoma Police Department said Wednesday.