The agency overseeing Washingtons new recreational marijuana market might also be tasked with crafting new regulations for medical cannabis in the state an idea that drew opposition Wednesday from demonstrators at the state Capitol.
Seven members of Washington’s congressional delegation have asked the U.S. government to respect the state’s marijuana legalization effort and provide guidance about the industry’s fate.
Pam Olekas, a records clerk at Olympic Corrections Center in Forks, remembers getting paychecks in the form of IOUs as a California prison system employee when that state went without a budget more than two decades ago.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Legislature's first overtime session this year tied the record for the most unproductive gathering of lawmakers in state history. That doesn't mean it didn't cost taxpayers.
Sen. Patty Murray’s proposal requiring the Armed Forces to train advocates to help sex assault victims moved forward this week as an amendment to Congress’ primary defense bill, setting it up for adoption later this year.
Online shopping soon might become more lucrative for state government. Even if Congress doesnt open the Internet to state sales taxes, a more modest change is brewing in Olympia but drawing some of the same opponents.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration.
Puget Sound lawmakers are not ready to say whether they believe the National Security Agencys newly disclosed vast sweeps of Internet communications and phone records violate constitutional privacy protections, though some are pushing the Obama administration to reveal more information.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House on Thursday approved a legislative fix to a court ruling on the estate tax, a move meant to prevent issuing millions of dollars in refunds that were set to start going out Friday morning.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Administration could limit the size of initial lump-sum payments that lenders offer reverse mortgage borrowers and require escrow accounts to cover taxes and insurance, under legislation the House passed Wednesday.