OLYMPIA — Initiative promoter Tim Eyman filed a ballot measure Wednesday to make all tax hikes passed by the Washington state Legislature expire after a year.
OLYMPIA — Democrats in the Washington state House moved ahead Wednesday with a plan that would increase tax revenue by $900 million over the next two years, staking out their position for the Legislature’s final budget negotiations.
SEATTLE — Prosecutors and crime lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their ability to go after any pot crimes at all, and they’re calling for an immediate fix in the Legislature.
SALEM — The Oregon House significantly scaled back a Democratic plan to raise taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals Wednesday after it became clear that the proposal didn’t have enough support to pass.
Boeing is aiming to begin delivering 787s again in early May.
SEATTLE (AP) — Horizon Air wants a judge to stop a pilot who was fired for using marijuana from returning to the cockpit, a news website said.
SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Senate approved a proposal on Tuesday to grant short-term driver’s licenses to people living in the country illegally — a turnaround from five years ago when the Legislature passed a law requiring proof of citizenship or lawful residency to obtain the document.
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington state Senate on Monday approved a measure that repeals an as-of-yet unfunded law giving Washington parents five weeks of paid time off for a new child unless a task force finds a way to pay for it by the end of 2015.
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon on Monday rejected a defense request for a new trial for a young Somali American convicted in a terrorism case, finding that no serious miscarriage of justice occurred during his trial.
PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon sheriff says he’s getting reports that a missing Oklahoma teen has been sighted in various places around the Northwest. However, Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup says none of those reports have led to 19-year-old Dustin Self.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — What began as a domestic violence homicide claimed three more lives before officers fatally shot the gunman, the police chief of this south Seattle suburb says.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — As family members of his victims looked on, Army Sgt. John Russell described on Monday how in 2009 he rampaged at a mental health clinic in Baghdad during the Iraq War, killing four soldiers and a Navy officer.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a 2012 rampage, is scheduled in court today for another hearing.
YAKIMA — A federal judge in Yakima has dismissed the second of two lawsuits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of orchard workers against Evans Fruit Co.
COOS BAY, Ore. — A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas.
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