- House Democrats release revised state budget plan Updated: Jun-01-15 5:15 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - As a second special legislative session starts its first full week in Washington state, House Democrats on Monday released their latest state budget proposal and negotiations with the Republican Senate moved to the governor's office.
- Tribes, fishing for millennia, regroup as pact hope fades Updated: May-31-15 12:58 pm
BANGOR, Maine - Marie Harnois stands on the banks of the Penobscot River at dusk, swirling a dip net under the water, fishing for eels - something her ancestors in the Passamaquoddy tribe have done for thousands of years.
- Washington Legislature's to-do list hasn't changed much Updated: May-30-15 12:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The to-do list for the Washington state Legislature hasn't changed much since lawmakers first gathered in Olympia in January.
- Alaska governor tours Shell oil rig in Seattle Updated: May-27-15 8:19 pm
SEATTLE - The governor of Alaska on Wednesday toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront then met with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt the economy of Alaska.
- King of Norway in Washington for commencement address Updated: May-23-15 2:41 pm
SEATTLE - Pacific Lutheran University students will have a royal visit at their graduation: King Harald V of Norway will deliver the commencement address.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Wyoming governor: Coal exports critical to state's industry Updated: May-19-15 8:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead continued his trade mission to the Northwest on Tuesday, emphasizing to the governor of Oregon that the future of Wyoming's coal industry requires getting access to deep-water ports to allow exports to Asian markets.
- Democrats roll out revised plan to cap carbon emissions Updated: May-11-15 6:18 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state Democrats are re-crafting Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious plan to make industrial polluters pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, hoping their version could win over some businesses and others wary of its impacts.
- Washington state trooper who guarded Gov. Inslee arrested Updated: May-08-15 2:56 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Washington State Patrol trooper who has guarded the past two governors has been charged, along with his wife, with evidence-tampering in their son's vandalism case.
- Inslee says much work to do before budget deal is reached Updated: May-06-15 7:07 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee says that while there have been some proposals exchanged between the House and Senate, there is a "long, long ways to go" before a budget deal is reached.