- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm
TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.
- Court: Texts on public employee's cellphone public records Updated: Aug-27-15 1:49 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that a public employee's work-related text messages sent and received on a private cellphone are public records.
- Secrets have long slipped into State Department email Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am
WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.
- Smoke starting to lift over Washington fires Updated: Aug-23-15 9:28 pm
TWISP, Washington - The latest on wildfires in Washington state, including those that killed three firefighters (all times local):
- Court says minimum wage increase applies to airport workers Updated: Aug-20-15 5:50 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a first-in-the nation initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to thousands of workers at the airport.
- Attorney general cracks down on unauthorized immigration aid Updated: Aug-19-15 6:18 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday that he has taken action against four companies accused of offering fraudulent legal services to immigrants.
- Correction: Dune Buggy Fatal story Updated: Aug-14-15 4:18 pm
LYMAN, Washington - In a story July 19 about a fatal dune buggy crash, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was wearing a five-point harness.
- Washington state gets failing grade on school funding Updated: Aug-14-15 1:55 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state is being fined $100,000 a day by the state Supreme Court because justices say lawmakers have failed to adequately pay to educate the state's 1 million school children.
- Court fines Washington state over education funding Updated: Aug-14-15 4:19 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington officials are considering a special legislative session after the state Supreme Court issued daily fines a of $100,000 until lawmakers comply with a court order to improve the way the state pays for its basic education system.
- A look back in time at Washington's education lawsuit Updated: Aug-13-15 7:05 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court has been involved in state education spending for many years. The 2012 McCleary decision started the newest round of discussion, but the debate in Washington goes back nearly 30 years. Here are highlights.
- Justices: Defendant's youth can be basis of lighter sentence Updated: Aug-13-15 3:19 pm
SEATTLE - The youth of an adult defendant can form the basis of an unusually light sentence, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday in ordering a new sentencing hearing for a teen who raped a 12-year-old girl just days after his 18th birthday.
- US attorney general praises police officers as peacemakers Updated: Aug-10-15 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch voiced strong support Monday for the country's police officers, praising them as peacemakers and encouraging them to be part of the national conversation about improving relationships with minority communities.
- No charges warranted in Franklin County jail death Updated: Aug-07-15 11:35 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - The state Attorney General's Office has cleared a Washington State Patrol trooper and staff at the Franklin County jail of wrongdoing in the death of a Kennewick man.
- Washington state trooper dies on duty near Yakima Updated: Aug-06-15 11:55 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - A state trooper from Whatcom County died Thursday from an apparent medical emergency while on duty near Yakima.
- Settlement reached in Commencement Bay pollution case Updated: Aug-06-15 3:29 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Several dozen companies and public entities will restore salmon habitat to settle a lawsuit filed by federal, state and tribal agencies seeking to make them pay for environmental damages to Tacoma's Commencement Bay, the U.S. Department of Justice and others announced Thursday.
- Washington justices: Attorney-client privacy not absolute Updated: Aug-06-15 2:50 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington's Supreme Court says arrested suspects do not have a right to total privacy in conversations with their lawyers.
- Driver hits pedestrian south of downtown Seattle Updated: Aug-02-15 3:02 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington State Patrol is seeking information about a hit-and-run crash involving a passenger car and a pedestrian just south of downtown Seattle on Sunday morning.