State agencies charged with making recommendations about the future of medical marijuana in Washington want to drastically cut how much pot patients are allowed to have, restrict what they can have it for, and make them obtain the weed at stores that are licensed under the state's recreational marijuana law.
Voters will weigh in on whether they would repeal or maintain five measures the Legislature passed this year that will bring the state about $200 million in revenue over the next two years. But regardless of the results, no laws will change.
A food industry group that has spent millions of dollars opposing a food labeling initiative in Washington state has agreed to disclose its contributors, Washington state's attorney general said Friday.
Washington is the largest state in which every member of Congress voted this week to reopen the government and expand the nation's borrowing capacity.
Washington state's governor is allowed to claim "executive privilege" as a reason to withhold documents from the public even though that exemption isn't among the hundreds listed in state law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
A federal court may decide whether Oregon overturns its same-sex marriage ban even before voters have a say. A lawsuit filed in Eugene on Tuesday says the 2004 ban is unconstitutional.
Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates expect to become a template for the legalization of the drug around the world.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he supports a statewide cap on carbon-fuel emissions, one of several ideas he says can get the state closer to reaching goals set in 2008 to cut global warming pollution.
The state Elections Division is mailing the voters' pamphlet this week to all 3.2 million households in Washington.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state are set to submit their first batch of initiative signatures.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the impacts from a partial federal government shutdown are already being felt across the state of Washington.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state plan to submit their first batch of initiative petition signatures next week, the secretary of state's office said Friday.
The governors of Washington and Colorado are asking the federal government for changes in banking regulations to allow marijuana-related banking and the states continue implementing their voter-approved legal marijuana industries.
Washington state's new health insurance exchange experienced more problems on Wednesday, its second day of operation.
Three members of Washington state's 12-member congressional delegation have promised to give up their pay during the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday.