Marriage will no longer be an absolute defense against allegations of some forms of rape and sexual assault in Washington state.
You can't get drunk if the person next to you is overdoing it with the booze. But what if they were smoking pot? The consequences of breathing their second-hand smoke could lead to your firing or even a DUI.
Gun control advocates in Washington are launching an initiative campaign after state lawmakers declined to expand background checks on gun sales.
One of the biggest divides on coming up with two-year budget is how to pay for public education.
State senators voted unanimously on Saturday to establish laws around the handling of social media in the workplace. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's signature.
The House has approved a measure prosecutors and crime lab scientists say is needed because of concerns that a provision in Washington's new legal marijuana law jeopardizes their ability to go after any pot crimes at all.
Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.
Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington's new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they're calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.
As lawmakers head into the final days of the 105-day regular legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged Wednesday that the clock might run out before a budget deal is struck and agreement is reached on other bills he says are still in play.
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. - and analysts say others are likely to follow suit.
The bill would allow immigrants, among others, who have lived in Oregon for at least a year and meet other requirements, to apply for driver's licenses without proving legal presence.
House Democrats in Washington state have dropped their plan to extend the state's beer tax and backed away from other revenue proposals they felt were distracting.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed off on the final installment of a six-year effort to make language in the state's copious laws gender-neutral.
The Senate has approved a measure that could shift thousands of part-time state employees and education workers into the state exchange that will be part of the federal health care overhaul.
Brewers gathered at the Capitol to protest the permanent extension of a beer tax on large brewers that is extended to small brewers under a House budget proposal.