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Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

3 days ago

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years.

2 days ago

AG Ferguson wants to require law enforcement statewide to report all uses of deadly force

Report to Legislature recommends centralized, easily accessible statewide website on incidents

5 days ago

Stay local with summer travel plans | State Department of Health

Officials want people to limit cross-state travel to help slow spread of COVID-19

5 days ago

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

6 days ago

Changes coming to Port of Seattle Police Department

Hiring practices, commitment to diversity, use of force

2 weeks ago

Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

2 weeks ago

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

2 weeks ago

Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

2 weeks ago

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health.

2 weeks ago

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

2 weeks ago

Inslee announces updated religious, faith-based services guidance

Modified Phase 1, Phase 2 allow indoor services at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less

2 weeks ago

King County could be in Phase 2 this week

The county was planning on applying on Monday.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Sen. Murray announces support for Justice in Policing Act

Calls for continued work to stop racial injustice

3 weeks ago

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

4 weeks ago

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

4 weeks ago

Child care shortage could follow COVID-19 pandemic

Around 25 percent of child care facilities have closed across the state.

4 weeks ago

New guidelines for Phase 2 reopenings in King County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

1 month ago