The biggest piece of an $8.78 billion transportation proposal in the Legislature — the project to finish state Routes 167 and 509 in Pierce and King counties — hasn’t garnered much criticism. The controversy has been, instead, over the taxes that would pay for it.
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a class-action case brought by live-in home care aides against the state Department of Social and Health Services that could cost taxpayers $95 million or more.
Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to finish their work on a two-year state budget, but with no deal reached during their two-week interim, the special legislative session could take its full allotted 30 days, if not longer.
A Lacey foster-care provider has sued the state, contending that young people are being removed from foster homes without proper notice or explanation.
The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was hacked sometime between last fall and February, and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver’s license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website, officials said Thursday.
A measure to compensate people who have been wrongfully convicted in Washington was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
You shouldn’t have to drive more than 20 miles to buy your whiskey and gin. That’s the idea driving the state Liquor Control Board to let a few more small stores sell hard liquor.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Tuesday a plan for the state superintendent’s office to intervene in the management of continually low-performing schools.
WASHINGTON — Sexual assaults in the military are a growing epidemic across the services, and thousands of victims are still unwilling to come forward, despite a slew of new oversight and assistance programs, according to Pentagon documents.
A new state audit is calling for automatic notifications when someone, such as a foster parent or childcare worker, is suspected of committing a crime any time after they’ve already passed an initial background check.