Gov. Jay Inslee says he supports a statewide cap on carbon-fuel emissions, one of several ideas he says can get the state closer to reaching goals set in 2008 to cut global warming pollution.
The state Elections Division is mailing the voters' pamphlet this week to all 3.2 million households in Washington.
Umatilla County voters will decide Nov. 5 on two local option taxes that would add 18 patrol deputies to the sheriff's office, provide round-the-clock coverage across the county and increase the jail capacity by almost 40 percent.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state are set to submit their first batch of initiative signatures.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the impacts from a partial federal government shutdown are already being felt across the state of Washington.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state plan to submit their first batch of initiative petition signatures next week, the secretary of state's office said Friday.
The governors of Washington and Colorado are asking the federal government for changes in banking regulations to allow marijuana-related banking and the states continue implementing their voter-approved legal marijuana industries.
Washington state's new health insurance exchange experienced more problems on Wednesday, its second day of operation.
Three members of Washington state's 12-member congressional delegation have promised to give up their pay during the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association has given $5 million to the campaign to defeat a Washington state ballot measure requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.
The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the presence of a "comfort" dog during courtroom testimony from a developmentally disabled victim did not violate the defendant's right to a fair trial.
The former executive director of the Washington Senate Democratic Campaign Committee embezzled up to $300,000 of campaign contributions to fund his gambling and drinking problems, according to charges filed against Michael King this month.
People busted for marijuana can argue they needed it for medical reasons, even if they failed to follow the requirements of the state's medical marijuana law, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.
Washington state officials want low-income residents to be prepared for a reduction in food-assistance benefits.
Electronic cigarettes aren't prohibited in bars and restaurants like traditional cigarettes. They aren't taxed. And in many states, buyers aren't legally required to be 18.