A $39 million bond measure to build a new middle school in Ellensburg fell short of passing on the final count.
A new state audit is calling for automatic notifications when someone like a foster parent or childcare worker is suspected of committing a crime any time after they've already passed an initial background check.
Republican state Sen. Don Benton, who represents Vancouver, is in familiar territory. He once went on KATU questioning whether a political opponent negotiated a backroom deal.
While you probably won't see officers with Mike-Tyson facial tattoos smoking joints while on bike patrol, the Seattle Police Department has loosened some of its regulations for new recruits in an effort to employ officers who better reflect the community they serve.
Since marijuana has become legal, drug recognition experts have noticed a 50 percent increase in the number of drug-related DUI call outs.
Marriage will no longer be an absolute defense against allegations of some forms of rape and sexual assault in Washington state.
You can't get drunk if the person next to you is overdoing it with the booze. But what if they were smoking pot? The consequences of breathing their second-hand smoke could lead to your firing or even a DUI.
Votes coming in are showing more support to replace the middle school in Ellensburg. It's closer to passing, but time is running out on the bond measure.
Gun control advocates in Washington are launching an initiative campaign after state lawmakers declined to expand background checks on gun sales.
One of the biggest divides on coming up with two-year budget is how to pay for public education.
State senators voted unanimously on Saturday to establish laws around the handling of social media in the workplace. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's signature.
The House has approved a measure prosecutors and crime lab scientists say is needed because of concerns that a provision in Washington's new legal marijuana law jeopardizes their ability to go after any pot crimes at all.
Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.
Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington's new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they're calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.
As lawmakers head into the final days of the 105-day regular legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged Wednesday that the clock might run out before a budget deal is struck and agreement is reached on other bills he says are still in play.