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Week of razor clam digs includes two at Kalaloch

A full week of afternoon and evening razor clam digs starting Feb.…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Law would assume kids under 14 incapable of crime

More than 3,000 12- to 14-year-olds were charged with crimes in Washington over the last six years; bill would presume this age group incapable of committing crime in an effort to keep more juveniles out of detention; prosecutors worry this would create too many additional procedures and clog courts

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

Bill would allow homeless people to survive in public without fear of obstruction; law prohibits discrimination based on housing status

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

Proposed bill designates fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day; lawmakers aim to preserve and protect public lands; holiday would promote connection between people and environment

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

Senate panel holds hearing on providing legislators exceptions to state law.

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

Would create state Office of H-2A Compliance and Farm Labor; aims to increase domestic worker hiring; program to be supported by fees paid by farmers.

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

Washington state sheriffs call upon Second Amendment rights; opposition of gun law sparks lawsuits in Washington state; some sheriffs refuse to uphold gun control initiative

  • Feb 13th, 2019
Larry Workman/Quinault Indian Nation photo of a Quinault fisherman on the river during the recent snowstorm.

Blueback closure latest in Quinault climate change impacts

Pres. Fawn Sharp headed to Washington, D.C. this week, disaster declaration likely

Larry Workman/Quinault Indian Nation photo of a Quinault fisherman on the river during the recent snowstorm.
Emma Scher | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association
                                Secretary of State Kim Wyman, inside the Washington State Archive building, discusses problems the building has been having with leaking pipes last month in Olympia. The pipe above her head has leaked water in the past. The room stores county records. The building was built in 1962

Washington’s original constitution is stored in building that keeps flooding

Records have been damaged, but none has been lost, officials said.

  • Feb 8th, 2019
Emma Scher | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association
                                Secretary of State Kim Wyman, inside the Washington State Archive building, discusses problems the building has been having with leaking pipes last month in Olympia. The pipe above her head has leaked water in the past. The room stores county records. The building was built in 1962

Forecast prompts Quinaults to halt 2019 commercial blueback fishery

The Quinault River Committee on Friday announced a closure of the 2019…

  • Feb 8th, 2019

Lawmakers celebrate Filipino Americans in Washington state

October could be designated Filipino American History Month.

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny homes are an affordable housing option that are difficult to zone in both urban and rural communities.

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Lawmakers consider 1 percent loans for college students

Legislation would fund previously passed bill that established low-interest loans through state.

  • Feb 7th, 2019
These firearms at Clark’s All-Sports in Colville qualify as assault rifles under the law. – Photo courtesy of Statesman-Examiner

Some law enforcement officers shun state’s new gun control law

Most sheriffs take part in movement; court challenge on measure by gun rights groups is underway.

  • Feb 7th, 2019
These firearms at Clark’s All-Sports in Colville qualify as assault rifles under the law. – Photo courtesy of Statesman-Examiner

Ocean Shores could have a new taxi service in Abby Cab

City also proposes agreement with consultants to start dunes trail wetlands delineation

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure

State employees could be immune to public disclosure on harassment claims; lawmakers seek privacy protection for agency employees.

  • Feb 6th, 2019

House talks housing: tenants and landlords remain divided

Bills heard in House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee to protect tenant rights; evictions a growing problem that disproportionately affect state’s vulnerable populations, backers say.

  • Feb 6th, 2019
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Mike Nelson, middle, from Blind Justice, speaks with Aberdeen Deputy Police Chief Dave Timmons, left, and Chief Steve Shumate.

Blind Justice escorted out of meeting by police in latest free speech test

For months, an Aberdeen man who says he’s motivated by First Amendment…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Mike Nelson, middle, from Blind Justice, speaks with Aberdeen Deputy Police Chief Dave Timmons, left, and Chief Steve Shumate.

Bill would end death penalty in state

Legislation would remove death penalty from state statute, comes after Gov. Inslee’s moratorium and Supreme Court ruling suspending death sentences.

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Lawmakers move to prevent youth suicide in schools

Bill would implement two-year suicide prevention program, increases mental health promotion.

  • Feb 6th, 2019