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Problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste is supposed to be treated in the future continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility, U.S. investigators have said. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Government Accountability Office said in a report released ...
The 7,500th environmentally friendly vehicle has been purchased in Washington state, ending the state's tax exemption program for clean-alternative fuel, electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Olympian reported Tuesday that a resident purchased the vehicle in March. The Washington Department of ...

Washington state marijuana business owners are urging regulators to require cultivators to test adult-use crops for pesticides, a move that has triggered alarm bells among smaller growers. Some cultivators hope such a move — already adopted in other states — would inspire confidence among consumers ...
“Over his seven terms,” the Seattle Times wrote in a 1991 profile, “he has specialized in complex legislation that carries little or no political benefit – regional power conservation, broadcast deregulation, the breakup of AT&T, elections laws. These days, he spends most of his time sorting through the ...
The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. April 18, 2018, at 1:23 p.m.. April 18, 2018, at 1:23 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Justices Skeptical of Washington State Over Salmon Habitat. More.
The president's recent announcements of new tariffs on certain goods from China has drawn retaliatory responses by the Chinese government that could hit Washington state exports like cherries, apples and wine. “If it turns into a good, positive negotiation, in the end, then it's good,” Wilcox said. But that ...

Voting rights supporters have been on the defensive for most of this battle, and Democrats have not always spent their political capital championing suffrage for all. That's changing. This year, Democrats in four states have passed landmark legislation to make voting easier and fairer for everyone, and ...
"Late yesterday, the administration once again put politics over sound policy and over decades of sound practice. By adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census the president once again seeks to use immigrants and refugees for political theater," said King County Executive Dow ...
The death penalty will live on in Washington after the latest effort to abolish the practice came to a screeching halt in the final week of the 2018 legislative session. Senate bill 6052 marked the most successful attempt in the past five years — and possibly ever — to erase the state's death penalty and replace ...
Kagi and Clibborn join a growing list of lawmakers who will not seek re-election this year. That includes Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie, and Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish. Share story. By. Agatha Pacheco. Seattle Times staff reporter. The Washington Legislature will say goodbye to two veteran ...
An attempt to levy a tax on fossil-fuel polluters has died in the state Legislature. There were not enough votes to advance Gov. Jay Inslee's plan, which would have made Washington the first U.S. state to impose a straight tax on carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. This file photo shows the RockTenn ...
“If it works in the state of Washington, it's going to be tried in 10 states next year and 35 states the year after that,” said Michael McKenna, a Republican energy lobbyist and political strategist who ... The proposed Washington state tax is $12 a ton, although it would increase at $2 per year until it reaches $30.
Utah-based Lighthouse Resources, which operates coal mines in Montana and Wyoming, sued Washington state officials in federal court in Tacoma in November. The lawsuit alleges state officials violated federal laws in denying permits for its $680 million Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project.
Having lawmakers' records completely open, with disputes over access settled through the court system, would allow opposing political interests to constantly attack lawmakers, Rolfes said in an interview. A handful of lawmakers did not share such views. Rep. Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, wrote in ...
In court, the main argument against the State of Washington was related to how much lawyers can review the president's decision making. The Trump administration wrote and argued in court that the president should have unreviewable authority to take this action. This means that the president's action in ...
An analysis by the newspaper showed that candidate contributions totaling about $203,000 helped campaigns for both the Washington state House and Senate between 2012 and 2016, the most recent election year for which reliable data is available from the National Institute of Money in State Politics, ...
Here's a story that really speaks to the political clout of motorists. Democrats in the state of Washington recently gained the majority in the State Senate and now control both arms of the state legislature. Tops on the their agenda: lowering taxes on drivers. They're so motivated to do it, they're willing to steal ...

Relief from soaring property taxes — in 2019 — proposed in Washington state budget agreement. Originally published March 7, 2018 at 6:35 pm Updated March 9, 2018 at 11:14 am. The state Legislature, which meets in the Capitol in Olympia, is scheduled to end its 2018 regular ession on Thursday. (Ted S. Warren/AP).
“The objective of our club is to promote an informed electorate through political participation, education and activities,” said Helen Hatzenbeler, now in her second term as club ... In addition to monthly luncheons, the club has a booth at the Central Washington State Fair and takes part in the parade.
Hunt and Kuderer acknowledged the proposals drew swift support from labor unions, some of which have been locked in legal actions and political fights with the Freedom Foundation. Public-sector unions are major contributors to Democrats in Washington. Since 2016, they've donated about $790,000 ...
Democrats in the state House released a 2018 supplemental budget proposal Tuesday that would ignore a court order to speed up reform of how K-12 teachers are paid and would cut property taxes in 2019 and 2020 using a surge of unexpected cash reserves. The budget plan would cut property taxes ...
Hunt and Kuderer acknowledged the proposals drew swift support from labor unions, some of which have been locked in legal actions and political fights with the Freedom Foundation. Public-sector unions are major contributors to Democrats in Washington. Since 2016, they've donated about $790,000 ...
Guns, taxes on voters' minds as Washington state lawmakers hold Eastside town hall ... Washington children, Senn acknowledged that bills to place some restrictions on purchases of assault-style rifles and to allow the Washington State Patrol to destroy confiscated guns have failed to advance in Olympia.
Agriculture and Politics Reporter. Feb 8, 2018. Facebook · Twitter · Email. Colstrip cooling tower. Buy Now. Steam rises from cooling towers as three of the four power plants at Colstrip operate on Monday. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. A carbon pollution tax in Washington state could pose challenges for the Colstrip ...
Rail cars carry coal from a plant in Rawlins, Wyo. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times, 2014) (JIM WILSON/NYT). A state Senate committee voted 6-4 Thursday in favor of a downsized version of Gov. Jay Inslee's carbon-tax proposal, the first time any of his major carbon initiatives has even gotten a vote.
“Clearly this is the first gun seizure in the state of Washington,” said Schoesler, a Republican. “Because if you're found in possession, you are a felon. Turn it in, have it seized, be a felon.” Thursday night's vote is half the battle in getting the ban to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk for signature. Lawmakers will have to ...
Back in December, I started writing about how tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are failing to comply with Seattle and Washington State laws that are intended to bring valuable transparency to political advertisements. These laws require all companies that sell political advertising aimed at our ...
But the term has lately been appropriated by America's political pundits to describe what they call a "wave election." We may be ... Washington state is a place where political waves come to crest. Six U.S. .... Rossi is the most rigidly controlled, on-message office seeker in Washington politics. And these ...
A coalition of news organizations sued in September and is challenging state lawmakers' assertion that they are excluded from stricter disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials and agencies. Share story. By. RACHEL LA CORTE. Associated Press. OLYMPIA — Whether or not individual ...
For this week's Stranger, I wrote a feature on how tech giants like Google and Facebook are currently ignoring Seattle's long-standing law on political advertising transparency—and won't even say why. But now it looks like there's another law that digital platforms are ignoring: Washington State's law on ...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters on April 19, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren/AP). The state may appeal the decision, a spokeswoman said, but is waiting for the judge's written order that spells out whether the Department of Ecology can enforce some parts of the rule.
Amtrak began the high-speed service in Washington state on Monday, with trains reaching a maximum of 79 miles per hour and shaving 10 minutes off the Portland-Seattle run. The train was on a new route, the goal of which was to prevent requirements that the train slow down around curves. Instead of ...
More than 200 women have signed a letter demanding changes to the culture of politics in Olympia, saying it has been silently permissive of harassment and inappropriate behavior. Kristiansen didn't say in his statement why he wanted Manweller to step down. He said "leadership will continue to evaluate ...
As President Donald Trump listens, Emily Howard, of Tenino, Thurston County,discusses the tax-overhaul plan's potential impact on her family at the White House on Wednesday. Howard's husband, Issac, left, and... (Evan Vucci/The Associated Press) More. President Donald Trump told Issac and Emily ...
Reuven Carlyle, a Seattle Democrat who chairs the Senate's Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, said he wants lawmakers “to do everything we can” to keep net neutrality laws in place for people in Washington state. He said he also plans to introduce some type of legislation on the ...
"Today the Washington State Senate took a historic, bipartisan vote, passing Attorney General-requested legislation to eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Thank you to legislative leaders and advocates who worked so hard to make this historic vote ...
SEATTLE — It is protected by Washington state's lopsidedly Democratic political class, which knows who butters its bread. It has been provided with bespoke law, tailored for its comfort. Nevertheless, the Service Employees International Union has been so avaricious in its objectives and so thuggish in its ...
Even the political right winced. "There is no question that's beyond the pale and is uncalled for," said then-State Republican Chairman Kirby Wilbur. -- Pam Roach was known in Olympia for her temper. In 2010 she was banned from meetings of the Senate Republican Caucus. She was told in 2008 not to ...
The systems that act as a human resources department at the state House and Senate are overseen by political leadership. ... That has not happened in Washington state, although Johnson said she is aware of women who work in Olympia who have had “experiences with folks who are still around today.”.
SEATTLE — A Washington state energy panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that Gov. Jay Inslee reject a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed along the Columbia River. The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which has been evaluating the project since 2013, said developers had not ...
Washington State: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in ... law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, ...
Officials say a 22-year-old sailor was found dead on an aircraft carrier Saturday afternoon while the ship was at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton ...
A Washington state energy panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that Gov. Jay Inslee reject a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed ...
Washington state sued the ride-hailing company Uber on Tuesday, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers ...
... Muslim refugees — but in Washington state, he also got one elected ... But a political consultant prophetically told The Seattle Times: “The ...
Officials say a 22-year-old sailor was found dead on an aircraft carrier Saturday afternoon while the ship was at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton ...
A Washington state energy panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that Gov. Jay Inslee reject a massive oil-by-rail terminal proposed ...
SPOKANE, Wash. — After 19 years of work to safeguard nuclear waste dating from the Cold War, workers at a sprawling Washington state site ...
Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state ...
Spectators gather in the public gallery above the Washington state Senate floor in 2015. A new Senate rule will ban all firearms in the gallery ...


 

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