Friday, January 21, 2022


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Updated 13 hours, 30 minutes ago

Salmon recovery bill sparks plenty of testimony

OLYMPIA — Highly contested legislation designed to drive up salmon populations could also devastate Washington f...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
New bill could reduce prices for insulin, other medications

Insulin prices and other drugs could drop in 2023 if the state passes two bills, which had public hearings by the Washington State Senate Health & Long Term ...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Legislators discuss officer pursuits, catalytic converter tracking program

Legislation loosening law enforcement’s restrictions to vehicular pursuit and hampering catalytic converter theft passed through the Washington State House P...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Legislators, citizens discuss two bills on firearms

Two controversial bills, which could prohibit assault rifles and allow local governments to restrict open-carry of firearms, passed through the Washington St...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Legislators discuss state holidays, data, environment-friendly products

If passed, House Bill 1485 would bring a new holiday to Washington celebrating Women’s Suffrage Day and the federal 19th Amendment, and was one item on legislators’ agenda on Jan. 10.

Updated 1 week ago
Sens. Warnick and King criticize response to Kittitas County offer to help clear snow on state highways

Sens. Warnick and King say they are shocked and very disappointed that the state Department of Transportation refused Kittitas County’s offer to help clear s...

Updated 1 week ago
Legislators consider bill to crack down on hazing

New legislation may require higher education institutions to double down on the practice of hazing, as a bill on it got immense support in a public hearing with state legislators on Thursday.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Bills could improve extreme weather response

A bill requiring the Washington Military Department to create and implement an extreme weather response grant program moved through a public hearing with state legislators without opposition on Wednesday.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
House Public Safety Committee discusses use of force bills

Testimonial debate over the proper use of force rattled legislators again as House Bills 1735 and 1726 reached the Washington State House Public Safety Committee Tuesday morning.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Back to work: State lawmakers talk about goals, issues

Repairing holes in last year’s legislation and preventing future issues was atop legislators’ concerns during the annual Associated Press Legislative Preview...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Othello School District voters to consider capital projects bond

OTHELLO — Ballots will be mailed to Othello School District voters this month and will include a proposal for a $51 million capital projects bond. Ballots ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Growing district, growing schools: Quincy looks for levy approval in February election

QUINCY — Quincy School District will ask voters to approve a $1.25 per $1,000 home valuation levy during a special election Feb. 8.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Royal School District voters to decide on EP&O levy

ROYAL CITY — Royal School District voters will decide the fate of a replacement educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy in a special election Feb. 28.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grant County approves districts

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners on Nov. 23 approved new boundaries for commission districts to reflect population information from the federal 2020 census.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Votes certified in general election

The Nov. 3 general election results were certified Tuesday evening, perhaps with surprises in some races.