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As a gesture of gratitude, Washington State Parks is offering free day-use access to all disabled veterans in the state. In addition, holders of the Lifetime Disabled Veteran Pass will be entitled to … more
Standing in front of four electric buses in the Highline School District, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a press conference July   20 to address fuel prices in the Evergreen State. … more
Washington state’s average combined state and local sales tax rate is the fourth-highest in the nation at 9.4%, according to a midyear report released by the Tax Foundation. “This … more
Washington state needs nearly 252,000 new housing units to meet current demand, according to a new Building Industry Association of Washington study detailing the state’s housing supply … more
U.S. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., put forth an amendment to prohibit federal funding of a recent Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, proposed rule change that would grant broad authority to restrict the … more
More than 16,000 borrowers in Washington state are eligible for the forgiveness of more than $777 million in student loan debt, according to state-by-state data recently released by the U.S. … more
Two energy companies have agreed to develop up to 12 nuclear reactors in Central Washington. “I look forward to seeing the great benefits this project will bring,” said U.S. Rep. Dan … more
A federal judge has ruled against a group of plaintiffs seeking to block Washington’s new building code requirements restricting the use of natural gas in favor of electricity. The new … more
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and contributing partners are seeking public input to inform the development of a “sustainable trail system plan” to help build a shared approach to … more
A group of Washington Republican lawmakers are drafting a bill to introduce in the next legislative session allowing workers to opt out of a long-term care payroll tax enacted in 2019. The program … more
When mankind is set to explore Mars and the Moon in the future, the Washington state space industry will play a big role, while potentially generating astronomical dollars in economic impact. … more
Former U.S. Attorney Nick Brown launched his campaign on Wednesday to be Washington state’s next attorney general. In a campaign video announcing his run, Brown, thanked his parents for … more
The estate of a man killed by a U.S. Marshals task force in September 2020 has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, claiming law enforcement officers had no plans to arrest him for the killing of … more
After a May 14 landslide w ashed out an 85-foot bridge on the road to Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens, seven cars were left abandoned. Fortunately, the incident hurt no one, and … more
In a recent media interview, Gov. Jay Inslee argued that Washington state’s nation-high fuel costs were due not to a new cap-and-trade program implemented in January, but “price … more
Vanessa Munson, a Prairie High School graduate and current sergeant in the U.S. Army, increased her status from Miss Clark County to Miss Washington on Saturday, July 1, during a pageant in Olympia. … more
With Washington’s population in the top 10 for growth in the 2021-2022 census, gaining a total of 45,041 new residents, and the price of housing continuing to rise, it’s no wonder … more
Planning trips from the North Clark County area to Mount St. Helens this year has been challenging. A landslide on the Spirit Lake Highway closed access to Johnston Ridge just after The … more
Everyday bicycle riders will find they have a lot of company on two wheels as 5,000 bicyclists ride Western Washington’s state highways and local roads for the 2023 Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. more
OLYMPIA — More than 100 new laws will take effect in Washington this month, including changes to drug possession laws, protections for transgender minors and the declaration of a state … more
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