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Education

Washington House Democrats release budget proposal

Washington House Democrats release budget proposalHouse Democrats have released a budget plan that proposes a new capital gains tax that would be dedicated to education costs.
  • Education
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Northwest

Seattle Mayor prohibits Indiana travel for city employees

Seattle Mayor prohibits Indiana travel for city employees"Seattleites know that discrimination has no place in our City – that's just equality '101'," said Ed Murray.
  • Northwest
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Arizona senator wants to make church mandatory

Arizona senator wants to make church mandatoryAn Arizona state senator suggests mandatory church for a 'moral rebirth'
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 3 hours ago
Politics

Idaho instant horse racing ban awaits Otter's signature

Idaho instant horse racing ban awaits Otter's signatureA bill that would ban profitable instant horse racing machines is now on the governor's desk.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Plan to ban instant horse racing in Idaho heads to governor

Plan to ban instant horse racing in Idaho heads to governorA bill that would ban Idaho's slot-like instant horse racing machines has passed the House.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Senator asks state auditor to testify about investigation

Senator asks state auditor to testify about investigationFederal agents searched Kelley's home in Tacoma last week, and tax fraud investigators have sought records related to one of his old businesses.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Spokane County

Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school

Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical schoolThe Senate had previously passed an identical version earlier this month.
  • Spokane County
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Northwest

Medical abortion bill passes Idaho Senate

Medical abortion bill passes Idaho SenateThe Idaho Senate has passed legislation banning women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine .
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Education

Idaho panel endorses civics test for students to graduate

Idaho panel endorses civics test for students to graduateThe House Education Committee voted to require students to pass a basic civics test in order to get their diplomas.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Northwest

Idaho House panel OKs property tax cut expansion

Idaho House panel OKs property tax cut expansionThey could choose to expand the incentive to non-retail commercial or industrial companies.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Consumer

Idaho health insurance costs tick higher

Idaho health insurance costs tick higherIdaho's largest health insurers tacked on double-digit rate increases for people and small businesses in 2015.
  • Consumer
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Military

Idaho veterans' unemployment marks third-lowest in nation

Idaho veterans' unemployment marks third-lowest in nationRoughly 1,000 of the 58,000 military veterans in the state are without work.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Spokane County

Deaconess shooting victim's father fights for new laws

Deaconess shooting victim's father fights for new lawsWithin weeks of Sheena's death, Gary Kennison began pressing Washington's lawmakers for stricter mental health laws.
  • Spokane County
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Spokane Mayor hopes to break curse of one-term mayors

Spokane Mayor hopes to break curse of one-term mayorsIf he wins, he would be the first mayor to get re-elected since the 1970s. Some have called this a curse.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Northwest

Idaho House panel endorses concealed carry rewrite

Idaho House panel endorses concealed carry rewriteA plan to rewrite Idaho's concealed weapons code has passed a House panel.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Northwest

Washington lawmakers propose allowing pot growing at home

Washington lawmakers propose allowing pot growing at homeLawmakers proposed a bill that would allow anyone 21 years old or older to grow as many as 6 marijuana plants at home.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Northwest

Federal judge denies to reconsider Yakima voting case

Federal judge denies to reconsider Yakima voting caseA federal judge has denied Yakima's motion for reconsideration of its voting rights case with the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Northwest
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Kootenai County

Coeur d'Alene leaders ask to dismiss Hitching Post suit

Coeur d'Alene leaders ask to dismiss Hitching Post suitLawyers representing the Hitching Post filed an amended complaint against the city on Monday to reaffirm their position.
  • Kootenai County
  • 2 weeks ago
Northwest

Proposal would allow bicyclists to run certain red lights

Proposal would allow bicyclists to run certain red lightsA bill that would allow bicyclists to run certain red lights could soon get the green light from state lawmakers in Olympia.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Inslee-backed bill for vaping taxes, regulations draws crowd

Inslee-backed bill for vaping taxes, regulations draws crowdThe House bill would require all e-cigarette products to come in child-resistant packaging.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Consumer

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hike

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hikeSome local business owners disagree with Nick Hanauer's assessment of what a $15 minimum wage will mean for Seattle.
  • Consumer
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Northwest

Bill would require post-conviction preservation of DNA

Bill would require post-conviction preservation of DNAUnder current law, there is no requirement to preserve DNA evidence after a conviction.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Northwest

Medical abortion bill headed to Idaho Senate

Medical abortion bill headed to Idaho SenateLegislation that would ban Idaho women from receiving abortion-inducing medication is headed to the Senate floor.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Northwest

Sales tax exception for eyeglasses headed to governor's desk

Sales tax exception for eyeglasses headed to governor's deskThe Idaho Senate approved the legislation Thursday evening on an 18-17 vote.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago