SEATTLE — Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington.
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 Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 28th-annual awards for outstanding achievements in historic preservatio…
A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to survive in public.
Lawmakers seek to celebrate public lands in Washington state by designating the fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day.
- Martin Jones gets a chance for new trial
- Coho 2019 forecast: Outstanding
- WDFW schedules two more clamming days for Long Beach/Ocean Park: April 20 and 21
- Former go-cart owner's wild ride is over: Merrill sentenced to six years for drug, gun deals
- Herrera takes stand against emergency declaration
- Crowd savors clams and blue skies
- UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer
- Measles outbreak gets second wind; More Clark County cases likely in coming weeks
- Long Beach/Ocean Park clam dig OK'd for this Sunday
- OBE, LBE Principal Cathy Meinhardt to retire
OLYMPIA — Media organization representatives from across Washington lambasted proposed legislation that exempts the Legislature from portions of the Public Records Act.
The state Employment Security Department wants lawmakers to create a new department within the agency to increase compliance with the H-2A federal agricultural guest worker visa program.
OLYMPIA — The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law enforcement officials who say they refuse to fully enforce the gun control measures …
ASTORIA, Ore. – Coast Community Radio (KMUN, KTCB and KCPB), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a $15,000 grant from Templin Foundation.
OLYMPIA — Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place.
OLYMPIA — Some convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession may be able to apply to have the crime vacated from their records.
OLYMPIA — A group of 46 Democratic representatives aims to create an Office of Equity in Washington state to promote access to equitable opportunities and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
OLYMPIA — Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic of proposed legislation and public testimony, Thursday, at the House of Repr…
OLYMPIA — School resource officers, threat assessments, and statewide school safety best practices are all topics of proposed legislation this year, however, none of the five bills are schedul…
OLYMPIA — Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree.
OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would ban the exploitation of dwarfs at commercial establishments in Washington state.
Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public Records Act according to the attorney who led the fight against a similar bill last year.
OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings on 3-D printed guns, high-capacity magazines, domestic violence, as well as proposed tr…
OLYMPIA — The Washington State House public safety committee heard public testimony last week on two bills that address the statute of limitations in certain felony sex offenses as well as ano…
OLYMPIA — Proposed legislation would make it illegal to sell “milk” products not produced by mammals.
OLYMPIA — A proposed water infrastructure program would evaluate and rank potential projects related to a variety of water issues.
OLYMPIA — A proposal prompted by the 2015 “Ride the Ducks” accident on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle came one step closer to becoming law on Wednesday as people voiced their views on changes to…
OLYMPIA — Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Jan. 24 to express support for a statewide ban on single-use plastic…
OLYMPIA — Opioid overdose medication could become more readily available for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education in Washington state if a proposed bill passes.
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country.
OLYMPIA — For years, state and federal civil rights law has prohibited the targeting of individuals by law enforcement based on their look and appearance.
OLYMPIA — Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just don’t agree on how to do it.
OLYMPIA — Two lawmakers have proposed a bill to create a state domestic violence offender registry to save lives.
OLYMPIA — The public last week weighed in on a proposed law that would prohibit the state from accumulating pistol transfer applications containing personal information.
OLYMPIA — Proposed Senate legislation would create rural development and opportunity zone funds and extend tax reductions to certain timber activities. Private investment companies could apply…
NASELLE — Grays Harbor College and five Timberland Regional Libraries are partnering to help adults who want to get ahead in education or career, but lack a high-school diploma. Naselle is amo…
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on stocks, bonds and other assets.
OLYMPIA — Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t work for the facility they’re reporting.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington has grown to 14 confirmed cases with three more suspected.
OLYMPIA — A proposed law requested by Gov. Jay Inslee would provide prepaid postage for all election ballots in the state of Washington.
OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and school bus stops within the buffer requirements of state-licensed marijuana businesses.
OLYMPIA — House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington — Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the House Public Safety Committee Tuesday.
OLYMPIA — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but was criticized by Republicans for fueling partisanship.
OLYMPIA — A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-manage…
OLYMPIA — The Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments March 19 on whether the Inslee administration’s Clean Air Rule was on illegal power grab by the executive branch.
The head of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association hopes to combat misconceptions about the relationship between orca recovery in the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia and Snake rivers.
A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.
Odds are high that the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average the next three months, and current drought conditions are expected to persist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat…
Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife can regulate construction on dry land if the agency decides fish may be affected, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.
Warm and dry has been the story for much of the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks, contributing to a region-wide snowpack deficit that may continue for months to come, according to speakers pa…
OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a budget that includes investments to save Southern Resident orca whales that travel between Washington’s outer coast and Puget Sound. Much o…
WASHINGTON — Minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour on Jan. 1, 2019.
PACIFIC COUNTY — How should the state allocate resources and funds in 2019?
COLUMBIA RIVER — Legislation that will allow the lethal removal of more California sea lions, as well as steller sea lions, from the Columbia River passed two hurdles in the past two weeks and…
ILWACO — Washington state’s commercial fishing vessels landed nearly 21 percent more pounds in 2017 than in 2016 but sold their catch for about 2 percent less, according to the definitive annu…
The price of workers comp insurance will drop for many Washington workers in 2019. In a Dec. 3 press release, the state Department of Labor and Industries announced an average five percent dec…
ILWACO — The opening of commercial Dungeness crab season will likely be delayed until Jan. 1, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.