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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Redistricting Commission announced Tuesday morning that it was unable to adopt a new plan for the state’s 10 congressional and 49 legislative districts by the No…

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OLYMPIA — Declaring the state hasn't done enough to reduce carbon emissions, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he will ask lawmakers to pass more climate legislation.

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NASELLE — The Washington State Patrol is being hit particularly hard by Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate for all state employees that went into effect on Oct. 18. Dozens of troopers around th…

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The new law will require the department and six other state agencies to assess how rules, legislation and spending will help or harm "overburdened communities" and "vulnerable populations."

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Washington Fish and Wildlife commissioners are debating whether to declare that climate change, population growth and habitat loss have made traditional wildlife management obsolete.

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An Asian giant hornet was photographed attacking a paper wasp nest at a home east of Blaine, Wash., the state Department of Agriculture confirmed Thursday.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) on July 14 announced that a joint Community Project Funding request they supported to protect endangered s…

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The Biden administration will set new limits on pollutants in Washington rivers, creeks and lakes, likely embracing standards the Washington Farm Bureau and other trade groups say will stifle …

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Gov. Jay Inslee's interpretation of his veto powers has come under fire several times. Inslee can veto sections of bills and spending items, but critics accuse him of editing legislation. 

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OLYMPIA — Washington state is on the cusp of leaving pandemic-era restrictions in the dust and reopening fully, Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week.

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a pair of broadband bills into law last week, and local leaders believe the bills can go a long way toward achieving the goal of bringing high-speed and more a…

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OLYMPIA — Pacific County and most other counties will remain in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan for at least two more weeks, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law an automatic right for tenants to have an attorney, though it came with a catch — Inslee sent back two parts of the bill regarding landlord rental ass…

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Washington state is rolling out a new early warning system for earthquakes and the Washington Emergency Management Division is hosting a free webinar to detail the new technology.

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Senate Democrats passed cap-and-trade and low-carbon fuels bills Thursday evening, moving to reduce global greenhouse emissions by 0.1% by 2030.

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OLYMPIA — Formerly incarcerated people will immediately regain the right to vote after Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law this automatic right, marking passage for one of the first criminal justi…

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OLYMPIA — Early childhood care and education in the state would see sweeping reform through the expansion of affordable child health and learning services, if a bill in the state Legislature w…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — New cases of covid-19 continued to fall in Pacific County over the past week, while a tweak in the state’s reopening plan almost ensures that the county is going to stay in Ph…

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Democrats on the Washington House Environment Committee endorsed a bill Thursday creating an environmental justice council to advise at least seven state agencies, rejecting a bid by Republica…

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OLYMPIA — Connecting people considering suicide with immediate help is the aim of a proposed law that funds a 988 emergency number with a new tax on phone lines.

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OLYMPIA — The College Bound Scholarship for Washington students is being reworked to reach more students across the state.

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Tax collections are rising, giving Washington lawmakers billions of dollars more to spend, as the economy recovers from the COVID lockdown faster than expected, the state's chief economist, St…

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SOUTH BEND — With covid-19 vaccines slated to become more widely available in the coming days and weeks, the Pacific County Health and Human Services Department is gearing up to unveil a new s…

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OLYMPIA — Last week contained a bundle of good news on the reopening front for Pacific County and the state as a whole, and a return to a pre-pandemic “normal” is closer to becoming a reality …