Laurel Demkovich joined States Newsroom and Washington State Standard in 2023 after almost three years as a statehouse reporter for the Spokesman-Review. She covers state government, the Legislature and all other Olympia news.
Apple Health and Homes has distributed $41M from Medicaid to shelter and support those with behavioral or other health issues.
Starting in 2025, local governments will need to consider emissions and natural disasters in their long-term planning. Some already do.
The pollution poses a threat to the Portage Bay shellfish beds of the Lummi Nation and raises health concerns for valley residents.