A measure trimming the reasons children can be kicked out of school to address what supporters call the “school-to-prison pipeline” cleared the Oregon Legislature on Thursday with bipartisan support.
They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I — but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon’s state psychiatric hospital.
The Senate’s proposed budget for Hanford in fiscal 2016 would provide a little more than $2.3 billion for environmental cleanup work at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate on Thursday, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.
SPOKANE — The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
The Most Rev. Thomas Daly was installed as the seventh bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane Wednesday as the fifth and sixth bishops looked on.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Spring showers appear to have brought out the rare giant Palouse earthworm, a creature native to the Palouse Prairie that can grow up to a meter long.
The Tri-Cities grew nearly 10 percent in four years, but local government and economic officials say job creation needs to keep up if that growth is to continue.
Oregon delegates and Northwest tribal leaders are pursuing a $50 million federal grant program to improve water quality in the Columbia River Basin.
SEATTLE — Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets.
OLYMPIA (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says that he’s donating his pay raise to a fundraising site that helps with school expenses.
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.
Last year, Tim Eyman’s failure to qualify an anti-tax measure for the ballot had some wondering whether the controversial initiative sponsor was finished.
SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court is boosting the base cost of traffic tickets in the state by $12 to help pay for a badly needed new computer system for district courts — a decision that four justices blasted as unfair to low-income residents who can least afford the fines.
Under a new state law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, May 14, large railroads will be required to plan with the state for “worst-case spills” from crude oil unit trains, but exactly what that worst-case scenario looks like is not yet clear.
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