In Pasco, shock and anger linger over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man

"They killed him like a dog," said Rosa Zambrano. Standing on the sidewalk in front of a makeshift memorial for her cousin, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Rosa…

Ups and downs for Seahawks fans

Watching the scene unfold in Pioneer Square, it seemed as if the defeat of the Seahawks at the hands of the Patriots would never need…

After the trauma of war, kids find a safe haven

Amid the gleeful shouts and happy laughter filling the Maliki-SCM Center in Amman, Jordan, it's hard to imagine the stories. Seeing the tiny bodies in…

2013’s #3 Most-Read: ‘Stand Your Ground’ in Washington? Not under this bill

Washingtonians could face new rules for self defense, including a duty to retreat if possible, under a bill proposed in advance of this year's legislative session.…

Council moves toward public financing of campaigns

A long-running effort to create a public funding option for city council races in Seattle took a step forward this week when council members unveiled…

City Council changes the rules on employee background checks

"We are a felon-free and drug-free company." While that phrase was one of the more explicit to turn up recently in the jobs section of…

Government shutdown? Inslee concedes the possibility

In an impressive display of saving the best for last, Gov. Jay Inslee waited until the end of a press conference today to acknowledge the…

Council vote targets industrial areas for marijuana grow operations

Rules allowing commercial marijuana growing operations in some industrial parts of Seattle are headed toward a vote by the city council as early as Monday.…

The Mayor Games: Big transportation needs, little money

In the next four years, Seattle's mayor will face transportation questions that could provide full-time work by themselves. If Seattle put out a help-wanted sign…

Day of song, night of conflict

Sitting on the curb, weeping, the young woman asked for water. “They told me to move,” she said later. “I didn’t have anywhere to move…

Lawmaker’s attempt to amend pot initiative goes into uncharted waters

A conservative Democrat's proposal to amend the state's landmark marijuana initiative is drawing a range of reactions —including a charge of a "bait-and-switch" — but few…

Liquor shoplifting: Did initiative create a problem?

Did Initiative 1183, the state's liquor privatization measure, create a liquor shoplifting problem in Washington? So far, our legislators don't know. A work group convened…

Olympia waits to hear its financial fate

If you rub two dimes together hard enough, will you get an extra nickel out? A major financial report due out Wednesday will be the…

Olympia week in photos

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to reporters Monday (March 11) after visiting members of the House Democratic party in private to stir support for a bill…

Background check gun bill dies by 1,000 cuts

Sometimes, even a visit from the governor isn't enough. The biggest gun control bill to emerge from the first half of the state's 2013 lawmaking…
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