The University of Washington Station features midnight-blue tiles. Gov. Jay Inslee, along with other state officials and politicians, took a tour Friday of the UW station, which will open early next year. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

On tour of new UW station, Gov. Inslee backs $15 billion tax plan for more light rail

Amid skepticism by some lawmakers, Gov. Jay Inslee makes a photo-op at UW Station, to insist on allowing Sound Transit the entire $15 billion it wants to send to the 2016 ballot.


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School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they're increasingly serving all children in the classroom. That change...


Tahuya man sentenced to 30 days for redirecting river

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — A Tahuya man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in fines for redirecting the Tahuya River at his property. The Kitsap Sun reports that Mason County District Court Judge Stephen Greer sentenced William Kenneth Cayo on Friday. A jury found Cayo guilty this...