A group pushing a measure to legalize and tax marijuana in Washington state is launching a three-week television ad campaign.
Washington voters have a crowded primary ballot to decide on, choosing which candidates to advance to the general election in dozens of races ranging from governor to the Supreme Court.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Tuesday that he would spend an additional $1.7 billion on the state's public education obligations and higher education through 2015.
Washington state voters will have a chance to formally tell state lawmakers what they think about some taxes in the state, officials said Monday.
Should Washington's attorney general focus on street crime, like gun violence and gangs, or concentrate on making sure people don't fall victim to scams or get taken advantage of by powerful corporate interests?
The charter schools measure would allow the independent public schools to be established in Washington state for the first time. Voters have rejected the idea three other times, in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Otter said Tuesday he plans to study both options following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council guides power and environmental policy in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, all of which are frustrated because boats continue to leave Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona contaminated with quagga mussels.
Dino Rossi was sworn in to office on Tuesday after the Metropolitan King County Council chose him to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug's term.
The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Dino Rossi on Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Cheryl Pflug's term.
Supporters of gay marriage in Washington state said Monday that they raised more than $952,000 last month for the campaign to uphold the state's new law, which is currently on hold pending the outcome of a November ballot measure.
The July 30 meeting of a Senate-House health care task force was added to the Legislature's calendar this week after the 5-4 decision that Obama's reforms were legal.
A petition now circulating with support from grocers and the group, Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger, calls on Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for a fix.
This week on "Your Voice, Your Vote:" A proponent and opponent of same-sex marriage discuss Washington's Referendum 74. Also, a Portland school board member discusses the proposed construction bond.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee on Wednesday stuck to his message that restarting job growth will help many ailing sectors in Washington state, from education to delinquent mortgages.