Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has joined mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 14 other cities to revive a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
A revised revenue forecast in Olympia may help avert a government shutdown, as economists determined Tuesday that an improved housing market will provide government with $120 million more than previously anticipated.
Shively's ambitions - "We are Big Marijuana," he proclaimed - don't merely raise questions about what marijuana legalization might look like in the long run and whether large corporations will come to dominate. He also risks getting himself indicted.
The Legislature's first overtime session this year was the most unproductive gathering of lawmakers in state history. That doesn't mean it didn't cost taxpayers.
A legislative fix to a court ruling on the estate tax was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee early Friday morning, hours before the state was to start issuing millions of dollars in refunds.
In the wake of marijuana legalization, police departments in Washington have either put the dogs through pot desensitization training or plan not to train them for marijuana detection.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales submitted a Washington state ballot initiative Tuesday, taking a new approach after both federal and state lawmakers passed on similar proposals.
The Oregon Legislature is requiring all schools to display an American flag in their classrooms.
The state Legislature has voted to allow veterans nationwide to pay in-state tuition at Oregon's public universities.
The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.