The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the state's felony drug possession law is unconstitutional.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that going forward, all regions in Washington state will remain in Phase 2. A pause has been put on going backward.
Openly carrying guns and other weapons on the Capitol campus and at or near permitted public demonstrations across Washington would be prohibited under a measure approved by the state Senate Thursday.
In response to a security breach that exposed personal information from around 1.6 million unemployment claims filed last year, the Washington Senate has unanimously passed a measure that creates a state Office of Cybersecurity.
Pioneer George Bush led families to the Pacific Northwest and intended to settle in Oregon, but Black exclusionary laws barred him from living there. The group instead settled in what is now Tumwater.
The Washington state Senate on Tuesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using excessive force — one of several measures in the Legislature prompted by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd and ensuing Black Lives Matter protests last year.
The use of Native American names, symbols and images would be banned from being used as school mascots, logos and team names at most public schools in Washington under a bill passed Tuesday by the state House of Representatives.
A capital gains tax on the sale of high-profit stocks and bonds has been approved by a Senate fiscal committee.
This week on "The Divide": A look at some of the most controversial public safety bills being debated in Olympia, including a bill that would decriminalize drugs and another that would drastically limit the use of police K-9s.
Two farm groups are suing the state of Washington for failing to revise emergency regulations that seek to protect migrant farmworkers from the COVID-19 virus.
Employees and guests at an Olympia hotel had to take shelter for several hours Sunday after a homeless activist group tried to take over and give beds to people experiencing homelessness.
Dozens of people stormed the Red Lion Inn Sunday in an attempt to take over and give hotel rooms to people experiencing homelessness.
The Washington House has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of emergency.
The Washington Senate has passed a measure that would increase the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers starting in July and would prevent a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses.
Olympia Beer, a mainstay of bartaps and college parties for decades, is pausing production.
The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions and opponents arguing it would infringe on constitutional gun rights.
The 40-year-old Bremerton resident and U.S. Navy veteran said he filed the lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court “because keeping the public out of the legislative building while the Legislature is in session is unconstitutional.”
A Washington man filed a lawsuit demanding the restoration of public access to the state Capitol and surrounding grounds.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.
With plans to fast-track vaccines underway we’re seeing more clinics opening up around the state.