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District 3 U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited the Interstate 5 Bridge, toured Cascadia Tech Academy and met with members of Southwest … more
Joe Kent, a Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate, believes boosting Republican voter turnout and focusing on the small towns of Yelm and Rainier in rural Thurston County will be crucial in … more
Ridgefield 11th grade homeschool student Grace Erickson paged in the Washington State House of Representatives Jan. 22 through Jan. 26 in Olympia. She attended the House Page Program during the third … more
While they could ultimately end up before voters in November, approximately 200 rally attendees argued on the steps of the State Capitol Jan. 31 that a slate of conservative initiatives should be … more
Vanessa Munson has worn many hats and a sash while representing the state of Washington in the past year, and with five months left in her reign as Miss Washington, she is looking forward to the … more
A mandatory process to guide school districts should be required when protests erupt over books that deal candidly with sexual preferences and gender identity, some people are arguing. While … more
Area drivers took to social media to show off their blown tires after driving over large potholes on area roadways over the last week following the winter weather. Potholes formed all over the … more
Defending his record and pressing for more action, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee urged a joint session of the Legislature to stay on a path that protects a woman’s right to choose, improves public … more
Lawmakers from across the state convened in Olympia on Monday to begin the short legislative session, with public safety and a need to increase the number of police officers in the state continuing … more
A month after the attorney for a former Washington State Department of Transportation employee filed a whistleblower complaint, a public records request from the plaintiff’s attorney involving … more
January Clark County acquires state land along Hantwick Trail The land around the Hantwick Trail by Moulton Falls was secured for recreational use, as the Washington State Board of Natural … more
Rep. Greg Cheney, R-Battle Ground, is proposing legislation during the upcoming 2024 legislative session that would maintain or reduce rents for tenants while providing property tax relief for … more
Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt Closes The Washington State Department of Corrections announced on June 26 that Larch Corrections Center, a minimum security prison in Yacolt, would close. … more
The Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs is urging state lawmakers to consider bills in the upcoming legislative session that improve the following: recruitment and retention, … more
If you have paperless billing for your utilities and don’t pay close attention to your bank account, you may not have noticed an increase in charges due to the 2021 Climate Commitment Act. … more
Washington drivers may see new stickers on the fuel pump next year when filling up their gas tanks. A state lawmaker is backing legislation in the form of House Bill 2050 that would require the … more
Voter advocacy group Let’s Go Washington submitted nearly 425,000 signatures Thursday afternoon for Initiative 2124, which would allow mothers, seniors, migrant workers, caretakers, and others … more
The Washington Department of Natural Resources is seeking input in developing a statewide recreation plan that sets priorities for management and outdoor access to 5 million acres of public lands, … more
More than two dozen new laws take effect Jan. 1 in Washington, including an increase in the state’s minimum wage, a 10-day waiting period and safety training requirement for firearm purchases, … more
Washington state is experiencing unprecedented population growth, with the current estimate reaching 8 million residents, according to state officials. This surge is not only historic but also … more
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