Administrators from City of Olympia, Thurston County judges, the Board of County Commissioners and other county officials met during a special session Tuesday to weigh-in on three possible locations for the new Thurston County Courthouse and Civic Center.
After state voters soundly rejected a carbon fee initiative, climate advocates in the Legislature are trying to curb climate change with a bevy of smaller reforms.
House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington- Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the House Public Safety Committee Tuesday.
In his State of the State address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but was criticized by Republicans for fueling partisanship.
A bill intended to enhance the safety of hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts would establish designated target shooting areas on some Department of Natural Resources-managed lands.
The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and school bus stops within the buffer requirements of state-licensed marijuana businesses.
A proposed bill would allow the residential address portion of a voter registration form to be filled out with a nontraditional address.
State and federal regulators are beginning work on the outline of their environmental reviews for a proposed flood-control dam on the Chehalis River near Pe Ell and levee project — a process that’s moving ahead despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.
A recent nationwide CenturyLink outage that affected communication to emergency dispatch services last week also affected local first responders’ normal operations.