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Health

U.S. Senate passes Steve Gleason Act

U.S. Senate passes Steve Gleason ActThe Steve Gleason Act is one of two bills geared towards helping people with ALS.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Politics

Gov. Inslee refuses to sign bill raising speed limit

Gov. Inslee refuses to sign bill raising speed limitGov. Inslee said he wanted a analysis of the safety impact before implementing the plan.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Politics

Inslee calls for Legislative action in Earth Day address

Inslee calls for Legislative action in Earth Day addressGov. Inslee said the Legislature's impending special session should be used to advance an environment-friendly agenda.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Northwest

Citizen behind Kelley recall cites Constitution

Citizen behind Kelley recall cites ConstitutionKnedlik is asking for Attorney General Bob Ferguson to determine Kelley should be removed from office immediately.
  • Northwest
  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
Education

Teachers "disgusted" with state lawmakers, plan strikes this week

Teachers "disgusted" with state lawmakers, plan strikes this weekTeachers in eight school districts announced one day strikes this week to protest the lack of funding for public schools.
  • Education
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
News

Idaho governor vetoes marijuana extract oil bill

Idaho governor vetoes marijuana extract oil billThe governor said he believes the outcomes of patients using the oil are more speculative than scientific and that there were too many questions posed by the bill to allow it to become law.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Spokane County

Mayor Condon receives challenger in reelection

Mayor Condon receives challenger in reelectionSpokane Mayor David Condon has a challenger this fall for his job at City Hall as of Wednesday.
  • Spokane County
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Legislature approves overhaul of medical marijuana market

Legislature approves overhaul of medical marijuana marketAmong its many provisions, Senate Bill 5052, would create a database of patients.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

House passes bill on animals locked in cars

House passes bill on animals locked in carsThe bill now moves back to the Senate for consideration of the House's changes.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Washington House votes for powdered alcohol prohibition

Washington House votes for powdered alcohol prohibitionSenate Bill 5292 now moves back to the Senate for concurrence.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
2 On Your Side

STA Plaza serves as voting center despite ballot measure

STA Plaza serves as voting center despite ballot measureEmployees at the Elections Office said it is something that happens quite often and they n do not consider to be a problem.
  • 2 On Your Side
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Northwest

Washington House passes ban on sex conversion therapy

Washington House passes ban on sex conversion therapyThe state House of Representatives has passed a bill to ban therapy intended to convert gay teenagers to heterosexuality.
  • Northwest
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Report: Senate's proposed $1,000 worker raises not OK

Report: Senate's proposed $1,000 worker raises not OKGov. Inslee's budget director says the LEG. lacks authority to enact a proposal to give state workers $1,000 pay raises.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Education

WA Senate plan to cut college tuition receives support

WA Senate plan to cut college tuition receives supportLawmakers in Olympia are working to cut college tuition at state schools by 25 percent
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Poll: Voters don't want to ignore class size initiative

Poll: Voters don't want to ignore class size initiativeNew statewide poll indicates voters are not likely to OK a legislative plan to only shrink class sizes, K-3rd grade.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Spokane County

Mayor calls for salary to be set by review board

Mayor calls for salary to be set by review boardMayor Condon plans to ask the City Council later in April to put the proposed Charter change to a citizen vote.
  • Spokane County
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Northwest

Washington governor rescinds Indiana travel ban

Washington governor rescinds Indiana travel banInslee said Indiana's changed law "is a promising step toward greater cultural inclusion and acceptance for LGBT communities."
  • Northwest
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Northwest

Senate OKs bill changing tax structure of marijuana law

Senate OKs bill changing tax structure of marijuana lawThe bill removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana.
  • Northwest
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
2 On Your Side

Congresswoman hosts WSU roundtable about ALS-aiding laws

Congresswoman hosts WSU roundtable about ALS-aiding lawsThere has been progress made on two potential laws that could help ALS patients.
  • 2 On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Money

Senate to consider bill raising Washington's minimum wage

Senate to consider bill raising Washington's minimum wageThe Senate will hear a bill to raise Washington's minimum wage to $12/hour in a series of $.50 increases.
  • Money
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Military

Millennials in the military gain a financial advantage

Millennials in the military gain a financial advantageService may have benefits other than a salary.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Education

Teachers, parents head to Olympia over student test score fight

Teachers, parents head to Olympia over student test score fightHundreds of parents and teachers are headed to Olympia Monday to testify about a controversial bill that ties test scores to teacher evaluations.
  • Education
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Northwest

Judge to rule on competency case this week

Judge to rule on competency case this weekA federal judge will rule on Washington's practices handling the mentally ill.
  • Northwest
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Northwest

Idaho House OKs interstate federal lands transfer compact

Idaho House OKs interstate federal lands transfer compactThe compact option is one of four proposals being considered this legislative session.
  • Northwest
  • 4 weeks ago