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Seattle to Vancouver in an hour: Is that our future?

The dream is to send super-fast trains — the type capable of going 250 miles per hour — between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Gov. Jay…

Climate plan targets state’s biggest polluters

The Washington Department of Ecology launched a major initiative this week to trim the state’s carbon emissions and combat climate change. As a part of…

Initiative could block justices’ consideration of donors’ cases

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, is suspicious that campaign contributions may influence Washington Supreme Court’s justices. “There is a perception out there that decisions are going to…

The search for peace on Icicle Creek

Icicle Creek is born high in the Cascades, a couple miles southeast of Stevens Pass, and meanders about 30 miles southeast through the Wenatchee National…

30th District race poses new worries for legislative Democrats

One Saturday this summer, 11 Republican legislators descended on Federal Way, simultaneously doorbelling for House GOP candidate Teri Hickel. Reps. Larry Haler of Richland and…

School fine has Olympia’s attention

The $100,000 daily fine got the governor and Legislature’s attention. Gov. Jay Inslee and members of the Legislature’s four caucuses plan to meet Sept. 24…

Rising Eastside senator will pass on governor’s race

Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, told his circle of supporters Friday afternoon that he won't run for governor in 2016. For the past several months, Hill…

Chris Vance for U.S. Senate: A longshot candidacy?

Chris Vance looks to Slade Gorton, Maria Cantwell and George Nethercutt for inspiration. Each of those three knocked out a deeply-entrenched congressional icon from Washington…

In climate fight, Inslee tests limits of executive power

A top state Republican lawmaker says Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to use executive action to trim carbon emissions is not supported by state law, citing…

State sues the feds, citing “toxic roulette” for Hanford workers

Diana Gegg says her right side shakes at times, she gets fierce headaches, and she stutters when she’s nervous. David Krug says part of his…

Flashback: Hanford’s lack of a nuclear safety culture

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its lax safety standards at the Hanford nuclear site. For perspective, here's…

Some GOP senators want to fight state Supreme Court over daily fines

Nineteen Majority Coalition Caucus state senators want the Legislature to defy the Washington Supreme Court on its $100,000 daily fines for not complying with its…

Team penning: Where the people drive the action, but the cows often win

The cows kicked their butts. Trio after trio of riders attacked the herd of 30 cows in the Yelm arena, trying to cut three cattle…

Small nukes: a long-term prospect for Tri-Cities?

The Tri-Cities face a good wait before learning whether the area could be home to a new nuclear enterprise. The designers of the nation’s first…

Court fines state for school funding failures

The Washington Supreme Court is fining the state $100,000 a day until it comes up with solid plans to comply with a 2012 ruling that…
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