Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, writes for InvestigateWest.
Regulators claim they will address public health concerns after an InvestigateWest report exposed officials coordinating with mining corporations.
Scientists say the agency is siding with the companies, even after it acknowledged that open-pit mining in Butte is unsafe and requires major cleanup.
State lawmakers hope to increase oversight of kids with disabilities sent out of state and prohibit or limit the use of isolation and restraint.
Washington is one of a handful of states that exempt clergy from reporting suspected abuse. Some lawmakers are trying to change that.
Nearly half of those surveyed by The Marshall Project said they believe their power outranks the government's.
Since 2003, there has been bipartisan support among legislators to patch the state's mandatory-reporter law exemption.
Washington's mandatory-reporter law, which has exempted clergy members since 1975, enabled the crimes for decades.
From election fraud to QAnon, Chase — a recruit of former state Rep. Matt Shea — is trying to mainstream dangerous lies.
It’s not just Washington's big cities contributing to mass incarceration.
Fueled by the false narrative that widespread fraud caused Trump to lose in 2020, election officials have been under constant attack from far-right deniers.