WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol in the gasoline supply would...
The Legislature has responded to a federal judge's order to cut wait times for crime suspects' mental-health services to seven days or less.
Smoking will no longer be permitted in Seattle’s parks, under any circumstances, if action by the city’s parks board Thursday night gets final approval.
OLYMPIA — The state Senate does not appear likely to consider a bill that would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school. The House overwhelmingly approved the measure on Wednesday, with lawmakers saying they expected it to pass the Senate as well. But the Senate voted Thursday morning...
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday ordered lawmakers to return immediately to begin a second special legislative session to hammer out a state budget agreement.
A group looking to boost Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour needs less than 500 more signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.
The Supreme Court has struck down Washington's anti-SLAPP law that attempts to curtail lawsuits brought in bad faith to hinder public discussion.
The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata is worried that voters might not want to raise property taxes enough to pay for a nearly $1 billion transportation package. But Mayor Ed Murray says it’s the best option.
OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a dramatic change in Washington's high-school graduation requirements. House Bill 2214, which would need to pass the Senate on Thursday or die when the special session ends, would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test for graduation. This year's high-school seniors would be...