Attorney General Bob Ferguson has introduced two bills to the state legislature that he said will help reduce deadly mass shootings.
State officials are delaying submission of the education plan required as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
Shovel armed volunteers help each other
With snow piles blocking driveways in many area of the valley, seeing enterprising individuals out in the cold packing shovel is a sight for snow-blinded eyes.
Snowfall creating issues for providers
Natural gas utilities, the mailman and even the garbage service are all asking for help.
Abortion, marijuana among issues in early bill filings
As the 105-day session of the 2017 Washington Legislature began Monday, several contentious issues loomed in addition to the biggest agenda item of all: funding basic education.
McCabe points to the need for job growth
A Central Washington lawmaker focused on a better future for state residents in her response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech yesterday.
Opening eyed today for state Highway 241
Snowfall may be on the decline, but unseasonably cold temperatures will keep it on the ground for the foreseeable future.
Former employee cites privacy issue
The county’s legal staff is reviewing a $750,000 claim filed by a former employee.
The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its team of reporters for the Olympia News Bureau during the legislative session.
Rep. Taylor co-sponsors new legislation
A Yakima Valley lawmaker wants to change how law enforcement seizes assets.
Finding the dollars to meet the Supreme Court’s mandate to fully fund basic education as required by the state constitution is the dominant issue facing legislators in the 2017 session.
Municipal budgets and manpower are being stretched as Lower Yakima Valley cities deal with plowing and removing snow.