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Court says Legislature isn’t done on McCleary. So what now?

The state Legislature needs to speed up its compliance with the Washington state Supreme Court's McCleary ruling, the court announced Wednesday in a unanimous 9-0…

Democrats poised to have total control of Olympia

A couple weeks ago, state senate candidate Manka Dhingra hit the sidewalks knocking on doors. She ended up talking with a small government Trump Republican.…

State GOP says Sound Transit misled the public

Sound Transit deliberately misled the Legislature and voters on last year's $54 billion transit expansions package, GOP Senators say. After two recent hearings, Republicans on the…

Washington’s pot industry isn’t as green as you’d think

Washington’s pot is a bit more potent than the national average. And the state’s teens are more likely to smoke marijuana than young people nationwide. Although we have the…

Murakami attempts an upset against González

In the Aug. 1 primary election, there was a clear winner in one of the at-large Seattle City Council races. One-term incumbent Lorena González led…

Hanford has a starring role in Nobel Prize

Twenty-three years ago, a Hanford-based space observatory was on the drawing board. It hadn’t been built yet, and only two concrete slabs — each two…

State, Seattle take the opioid fight to court

Twelve-year-old Matthew Dennis of Kirkland fought leukemia in a Seattle area hospital with opioids being used to manage the pain through a drip IV. He…

Another legislative loser: Hugo House in Seattle

Fiction writers — novelists, short storytellers and aspiring novices — tend to be white in Seattle. To Sonora Jha, Hugo House’s writer-in-residence, writers of color have…

Another incident involving a Native woodcarver and Seattle police

Virtually on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Native-American woodcarver John T. Williams’ death by Seattle police — an event that helped spur a…

Will the biofuels era take off at Sea-Tac?

Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration wants Washington to become the nation’s leader in aviation biofuels. One big aspect of that push would be to have Sea-Tac…

No deal on well drilling, so no deal on capital budget

The University of Washington lost out on more than $130 million in state construction money Wednesday due to legislative Democrats and Republicans being unable to…

First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Some Tri-Citians are pondering whether more land could be added to the Hanford Reach National Monument, now that the area has dodged a Trump administration…

Inslee uses veto power and GOP isn’t having it

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a business tax break Friday, prompting a GOP threat that it will try to override that veto or retaliate by withholding…

School funding fix: Not even close, says McCleary lawyer

Can the new state budget live up to its hype of fixing Washington’s education woes? The plaintiff’s attorney in the Washington Supreme Court's 2012 McCleary…
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