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People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia Xiao came to after a transgender friend committed suicide after … more
Insurance policies that cover abortion would be required to cover the entire cost of the procedure under provisions of a bill now being debated in the state Legislature. “This bill is about … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced in a news release last week it is looking for 305 park aides for seasonal positions starting in April and ending in … more
OLYMPIA — Washington students may soon have another option in high school — a state-run apprenticeship program in a number of different fields. As the Legislature looks to tackle … more
Not even a month after the formation of the 118th United States Congress, the Republican challenger to current U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the November election declared his candidacy for … more
Students across the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to get creative and help raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas by participating in the 2023 Northwest Radon Poster Contest. The … more
Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval. “HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the evolution of … more
Mount St. Helens is pictured from above in 1980 prior to its eruption in this photo from the Washington State Archives. more
Low-income families struggling to afford child care will get some help thanks to a big bump in federal spending. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, was in Olympia on Jan. 18 to promote the … more
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals had a shortage of beds. Now, they have a shortage of staff — a problem that started long before the pandemic but was only exasperated by … more
Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee last week discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses so the animals can assist … more
Cosmetology students will be able to register for their final exam before they have completed their course work if a bill under consideration by the state Legislature is approved. House Bill 1017, … more
The Washington State Sheriffs Association last week issued a letter denouncing Gov. Jay Inslee's plan for gun control restrictions in the Evergreen State. The association released the letter days … more
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest began hiring for the 2023 summer season on Jan. 12.  A range of positions will be open at the six duty stations in Randle, Amboy, Carson, Toutle, Trout … more
Washington state drivers who are late in paying their toll road fees would do well to remember the grace period for late fees on unpaid tolls ends on March 1. In July 2021, a revamped Good to Go! … more
In a statement released on Jan. 6, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he has partnered with state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, and state Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to … more
Seahawks legend Walter Jones joined Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in raising the 12th man flag at the capitol Jan. 11 to promote this weekend's playoff game. The Seahawks will … more
State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, released a statement on Wednesday announcing her Democratic colleagues in the state Senate were blocking her bill, SB 5063, by refusing to give it a hearing in … more
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the annual State of the State address in the state House chamber on Tuesday, Jan. 10, laying out his agenda for the 2023 legislative session.  During the half-hour … more
In a statement released on Jan. 6, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he has partnered with state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, and state Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to … more
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