State senators want investigation of ‘artificially low’ lease deal with Navy

Two senators have asked the acting state auditor to investigate the Commissioner of Public Lands for an “artificially low” deal with the Navy restricting shoreline development in the Hood Canal.

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Renderings of the proposed Rainier Square tower in downtown Seattle.

Did city cave to UW on Rainier Square deal?

Negotiations between the University of Washington and Seattle City Hall over redeveloping Rainier Square offer a rare look at the anatomy of a deal and raises the question: Did the city leave millions in affordable-housing fees on the table?

How your U.S. lawmaker voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 31. The House is now on its summer recess until Sept. 8. The Senate meets for another week before its summer recess begins. House Civil-service job protections By a vote of 256 for and 170 against, the...

Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers — already paying above the national average — may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7-cent-per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax. The increase is the first of a two-step jump to pay for transportation projects...