A Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission subcommittee will meet privately Thursday in Port Angeles with no agenda and, according to the commissioner who called the meeting, no particular purpose.
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.
This graphic shows that “water year” precipitation for most of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties is running more than 20 inches below average, just as the area is arriving at the driest months of…
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status.
Washington farmers have signed up to plant more than 6,000 acres of hemp this year, joining a national rush just as federal regulators ramp up scrutiny of health claims about the crop’s most p…
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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on May 13 expanded a drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer …
To balance its budget, Washington Fish and Wildlife may cut back the division that responds to troublesome animals, such as cougars and black bears.
PACIFIC COUNTY — Add ravenous cloned insects with intensifying summer droughts. The result? Countless local spruce trees appearing on the verge of death.
PENINSULA — Oregon residents who shop while in Washington will likely start seeing sales tax added to their bill in July.
• All counties in state to practice in multi-day emergency drill May 6-10
OLYMPIA — Over the next two years, Washington plans to loan $14.44 million and give another $7.11 million to public agencies, tribes and businesses to to bring high-speed internet to rural are…
OLYMPIA —The Washington State Legislature adjourned minutes before its midnight deadline on April 28, ending its 105-day session on time for the first time since 2009.
OLYMPIA — The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments on April 23 that remove the personal exemption to the measles vaccine and send the legislation to Gov. Jay In…
OLYMPIA — The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation, transportation and capital budget all pass the Legislature and are signed by Gov. Ja…
Democrats in the state legislature this week gave final passage to several measures that figure prominently in Governor Inslee’s legislative agenda and presidential campaign. The clock for con…
OLYMPIA — There will be no statute of limitations for most sex crimes against minors and longer statutes of limitations for rape under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
OLYMPIA — In a late night party-line vote, the Washington Senate approved the removal of the personal exemption for the measles, mumps, and rubella, the MMR vaccine on Wednesday.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State House of Representatives voted on April 17 to pass two measures to ensure governmental continuity in the event of a natural disaster.
OLYMPIA — Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote.
OLYMPIA — Legislation focused on streamlining the process and notification requirements to felons of their voting rights and the restoration of those rights was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on We…
OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce the processing time for sexual assault kits passed the Washington legislature in two unanimous votes.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on its final report and recommendation to list the pinto abalone as endangered in Washington state.
OLYMPIA — Lanni Johnson is a 71-year-old woman who has been sitting in front of the Capitol Building in Olympia for the past 9 days on a hunger strike.
OLYMPIA — Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind said Friday he will direct wildlife managers to "err on the side" of chasing and killing cougars that are causing problems.
SHELTON — High school juniors and seniors have the chance to learn about law enforcement hands-on.
An excavation site in North Dakota sheds new light on what happened when a giant meteorite struck planet Earth, 66 million years ago.
OLYMPIA — With Brexit in international news this week, the Washington Capitol had its own version with a “Lexit” rally in support of carving the State of Liberty out of the eastern side of the state.
OLYMPIA — The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday totaling $52.2 billion — an increase of $7.5 billion over the last biennium.
OLYMPIA — Does Gov. Jay Inslee have what it takes to become the country’s next president?
PACIFIC and WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES — Rain on Monday and occasional showers predicted the rest of this week may help a little, but Western Washington’s wildfire season is off to an exceptionally ea…
OLYMPIA — Influenza activity is high across the state and the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have increased sharply over the past several weeks, according to health officials at …
OLYMPIA — Legislators have $554 million more to spend than originally projected for the next biennium, according to the March review released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council on We…
WASHINGTON — The state Democratic party wants to hear from Democrats. On March 6, the party opened a 30-day comment-period on two proposed plans for the 2020 Presidential Primary: one that wou…
NEWPORT, Ore. — Blue whales reach their massive size by relying on their exceptional memories to find historically productive feeding sites rather than responding in real time to emerging prey…
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his Facebook page early Friday.
OLYMPIA — Over the last six years, more than 3,000 children between 12 and 14 years old were charged with crimes in Washington’s juvenile courts.
OLYMPIA — The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill Feb. 27 that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically accurate comprehensive sexual health education.
OLYMPIA — Of the 2,151 measures introduced in this year’s legislative session so far, 1,484 have survived last Friday’s deadline for policy committees to pass bills in their house of origin. A…
OLYMPIA — The Washington state Senate passed a bill Tuesday adding citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination,” with 29 in favor and 20 opposed.
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OLYMPIA — The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony Tuesday on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” initiative. The legislature has the option to propose an al…
Washington state fishery managers have scheduled a variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting salmon fishing seasons for 2019, starting with the annual statewide salmon …
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would support the full recovery of gray wolves in Washington state, as well as protect the livestock industry and their coexistence with wolves.
OLYMPIA — A website outlining concussions in lower-impact sports, best practices and research would be created under Senate Bill 5238, which was heard Monday in the Early Learning & K-12 E…
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers seek to create a hotline designated for reports of potential self-harm and criminal acts.
OLYMPIA — State lawmakers seek to revise the definition of air pollution and require an air quality inspector to act on a complaint of an odor or emission in a public area.
OLYMPIA — A proposed law to raise the minimum age of vapor and tobacco sales from 18 to 21 was passed in a 66-30 vote by the House of Representatives in Washington state on Feb. 20.
OLYMPIA — Robert Brown is a resident of Stevens County in Eastern Washington, but he believes the policies coming out of Olympia don’t reflect what he values.
OLYMPIA — Media literacy and digital citizenship would be the focus of a grant program for Washington school districts.
OLYMPIA — School districts would be required to use excess career and technical education funding for specific purposes under proposed legislation.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from vaccines required to attend schools in Washington state.
OLYMPIA — Sate lawmakers aim to prohibit scleral tattooing, otherwise known as the practice of scarring or inserting pigment onto the human eye.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is inviting public comments on draft status reviews of the Oregon silverspot butterfly and the tufted puffin, along with a new recovery…
OLYMPIA — A measure calling for a constitutional amendment and laws that would tackle felon voting, campaign finance, and presidential candidate tax returns came in front of the House Committe…