A federal appeals court on Friday overturned an order requiring state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order, but said there should be limits on the wait-times for these defendants.
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make his first campaign foray to Washington state Saturday with rallies in Spokane and Lynden, Whatcom County.
The activist and attorney died in his Seattle home Monday of a heart attack, according to friends and relatives, but the legacy he leaves for...
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance, a former Washington state GOP chairman, says he won’t vote for the party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump this...
Donald Trump’s ascension to presumptive Republican presidential nominee is dividing Washington's GOP leaders, candidates and activists.
In Washington state and across the nation, overdoses have surpassed traffic accidents as the No. 1 cause of accidental death.