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Measure to build nuclear reactors nears breakthrough in Legislature

Washington is one House vote away from beginning to search for a potential manufacturing site for small modular reactors. That site will likely be at…

Legislature stumbles on classroom size initiative

The state government has a $2 billion problem, and the Washington Senate foundered on fixing it in efforts that extended into this morning. Meanwhile, the…

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Judge slams door on police reform legislation

On the heels of a friendly agreement between the civilian Community Police Commission and the mayor’s office Monday evening, Judge James Robart of the U.S…

Energy export decisions loom over the Columbia River

Stand on the cliffs overlooking the wild beauty of the Columbia River, viewed by many as one of the most significant environmental forces in the…

Legislature acts on budget in nick of time

State college students will see tuition decreases over the next two years, but not as much as the Washington Senate Republicans originally wanted. The tuition…

Transportation plan nears final votes

An 11.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase is a key part of a 16-year, $16.1 billion transportation project package. The plan is headed to the Washington Senate…

City picks new sites for homeless encampments

Mayor Ed Murray on Monday announced seven sites to house new city-approved homeless encampments. In a  press release, Murray’s office portrayed the action as helpful…

Inslee compromises to get transportation projects deal

Gov. Jay Inslee dropped his push for a low-carbon fuel standards Sunday morning in order to get a $15 billion, 16-year transportation projects package. The…

Legislative leaders reach budget deal

Republicans and Democrats have a handshake deal on the broad strokes of the state government’s main 2015-2017 budget. But the details remain a mystery. In…

State pot taxes to be reduced

A bill to make it easier and cheaper to buy legal pot in Washington is headed to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. The big…

Mayor Murray: a rainbow kind of day

The usually staid conference room outside the mayor's office teemed Friday with city officials overcome with emotion. In light of the Supreme Court's decision to…

The Weekend List: The funkiest party of Pride Weekend. The animals of painter Gaylen Hansen. Thai Curry Simple’s after-dark Pop Up

* Events that are $15 or less The Westerlies * They’re one of the most innovative quartets — two trombones, two trumpets — producing sweeping,…

Conservative senator with marijuana background leads on law changes

State Senator Ann Rivers’ dad, Gene, was dying of cancer in 1995, and in intense pain. With nothing to lose, he decided to see if…

Public parks move to private management in Seattle

Seattle mayor Ed Murray threw a bean bag at a cornhole board. A busker picked tunes on his guitar. A chef from local restaurant Soul…

Olympia watching the budget clock

  Washington Senate Republicans have lined up a bill to extend the current fiscal year's budget to July 31 in case the deadlocked 2015-2017 budget…

City council candidate admits to punching man in homeless camp

Joshua Farris, one of three city council candidates in District 2 and active member of the housing advocacy group SAFE, is potentially facing charges for punching…

Design Preview: The new Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is Seattle’s most popular destination, and the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, a new…

State Senate pumps up drought funding

Washington’s Senate voted 44-0 Wednesday to allocate $18 million to fight the state’s drought. The money will be available for use during the final days…

Inslee, GOP offer compromises on transportation

Gov. Jay Inslee has offered to delay installing low-carbon standards for motor fuels by three years in order to resolve the last major dispute on…

Voters can expect all $930 million of Move Seattle next fall

For all the talk of dramatic amendments from Councilmember Nick Licata, the largest property tax levy in Seattle history, a transportation funding package, emerged relatively…

Public parks move to private management in Seattle

Seattle mayor Ed Murray threw a bean bag at a cornhole board. A busker picked tunes on his guitar. A chef from local restaurant Soul…

Legislative leaders reach budget deal

Republicans and Democrats have a handshake deal on the broad strokes of the state government’s main 2015-2017 budget. But the details remain a mystery. In…

Conservative senator with marijuana background leads on law changes

State Senator Ann Rivers’ dad, Gene, was dying of cancer in 1995, and in intense pain. With nothing to lose, he decided to see if…

The Weekend List: The funkiest party of Pride Weekend. The animals of painter Gaylen Hansen. Thai Curry Simple’s after-dark Pop Up

* Events that are $15 or less The Westerlies * They’re one of the most innovative quartets — two trombones, two trumpets — producing sweeping,…

Olympia watching the budget clock

  Washington Senate Republicans have lined up a bill to extend the current fiscal year's budget to July 31 in case the deadlocked 2015-2017 budget…

State pot taxes to be reduced

A bill to make it easier and cheaper to buy legal pot in Washington is headed to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. The big…

Energy export decisions loom over the Columbia River

Stand on the cliffs overlooking the wild beauty of the Columbia River, viewed by many as one of the most significant environmental forces in the…

Legislature acts on budget in nick of time

State college students will see tuition decreases over the next two years, but not as much as the Washington Senate Republicans originally wanted. The tuition…

City picks new sites for homeless encampments

Mayor Ed Murray on Monday announced seven sites to house new city-approved homeless encampments. In a  press release, Murray’s office portrayed the action as helpful…

Inslee compromises to get transportation projects deal

Gov. Jay Inslee dropped his push for a low-carbon fuel standards Sunday morning in order to get a $15 billion, 16-year transportation projects package. The…

Judge slams door on police reform legislation

On the heels of a friendly agreement between the civilian Community Police Commission and the mayor’s office Monday evening, Judge James Robart of the U.S…

Mayor Murray: a rainbow kind of day

The usually staid conference room outside the mayor's office teemed Friday with city officials overcome with emotion. In light of the Supreme Court's decision to…

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Transportation plan nears final votes

An 11.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase is a key part of a 16-year, $16.1 billion transportation project package. The plan is headed to the Washington Senate…

Legislature stumbles on classroom size initiative

The state government has a $2 billion problem, and the Washington Senate foundered on fixing it in efforts that extended into this morning. Meanwhile, the…

Measure to build nuclear reactors nears breakthrough in Legislature

Washington is one House vote away from beginning to search for a potential manufacturing site for small modular reactors. That site will likely be at…