The Marathon Park pedestrian bridge, which crosses the south side of Capitol Lake, will close during the the week of Nov. 5 for repairs. It will be inaccessible from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Washington state’s pension funds invest about $5.3 million in stocks of ammunition and gun manufacturers at a time when lawmakers have passed or proposed tougher gun-control measures in response to mass shootings.
Greg Schirato, the former state Department of Fish and Wildlife manager who was convicted of second degree rape of a co-worker, was sentenced to 125 months to life in prison by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Jim Dixon on Wednesday.
GOP leaders in the state Senate have proposed saving the state about $250 million by rejecting most of the labor contracts Gov. Jay Inslee’s office negotiated with 38 employee unions. But state law gives the Legislature power only to approve labor contracts negotiated with state employees in full, or reject them entirely. Lawmakers can’t alter them, something that has irked Republicans for years.