Whether the vessel is a cruise ship, a catamaran or a tugboat, the marine community in Washington may be facing expensive changes that could help clean up some prime Seattle-area boating spots.
The series of winter storms that dumped enough snow since Friday to delight skiers and frustrate mountain-pass drivers also brought the mountain snowpack much closer to normal for this time of year, after a relatively dry January.
Hanford whistleblower Donna Busche was fired Tuesday from her position as manager of environmental and nuclear safety at the Hanford vitrification plant.
OLYMPIA — Students who aren’t legal residents but who grow up in Washington and graduate from its schools will be eligible for some state financial aid for college under key legislation approved by the House and sent to Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday evening.
OLYMPIA — Education officials say the state will be limited in the way it can spend about $44 million in federal dollars after the Senate on Tuesday turned down a proposal that would have mandated the use of statewide standardized tests in educators’ evaluations.
SEATTLE — Washington state plans to convert thousands of same-sex partners into married couples June 30.
SEATTLE — After a relatively dry start to winter that had some people worrying about mountain snowpack, the season has taken a more familiar look.
Hemp, a cannibis relative, has been banned because it has a small amount of the active ingredient in marijuana.
OLYMPIA — Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed Monday by the House.
Critics say government hatcheries have not done enough to restore Pacific wild salmon populations
PARKDALE, Ore. — People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.35.
OLYMPIA (AP) — The state Senate has approved a measure to require license plates replacement only when a vehicle changes owners.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A measure to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system cleared the House late Friday night, a move supporters say is necessary to bring it into line with the still-developing legal recreational market.
The Legislature tends to be wealthier, older and less diverse than the population it represents.
Although Washington is supposed to have a part-time “citizen Legislature,” a Seattle Times analysis of financial-disclosure reports found that roughly 27 percent of state lawmakers hold no outside job.
Washington fishery managers expect a return of nearly 3 million chinook and coho salmon.
SEATTLE — Washington state fishery managers unveiled surprisingly large Columbia River chinook forecasts Friday, another indication there could be a landmark return of nearly 3 million chinook and coho. “It is a mind-boggling forecast, and the largest fall chinook return since at least 1938,” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “We’ll see if this is a one-time deal or if more could happen in the future. For now, we’ll take what we’ve got on paper.”
PORTLAND — Federal prosecutors say it looked at first like an unremarkable rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer rig Jan. 17 on U.S. Highway 97 in northcentral Oregon
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