Northeast Oregon farmers have spoken loud and clear against having Idaho Power’s proposed Boardman to Hemingway transmission line cut across their high-value irrigated land.
PULLMAN — Prickly lettuce, a common weed that has long vexed farmers, has potential as a new cash crop providing raw material for rubber production, according to Washington State University scientists.
With the Highway 99 tunnel project two years behind schedule, a top Republican lawmaker says he’ll resist a proposal to pay another $17 million to keep transit buses moving through the construction zone.
RICHLAND — A Richland florist fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit filed by the state has netted more than $93,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.
SEATTLE — When Washington State University President Elson Floyd flew to Olympia this year with a proposal to create a new state-supported medical school in Spokane, there was no guarantee he could pull it off.
We all know that the Northwest is looking at drought conditions this year. Despite our very welcome recent rain, the snowpack, precipitation and stream flow have all been well below normal, and we’re wondering what it would be like to live in Walla, the city so dry they named it once.
The Washington Supreme Court said Thursday that public employees don’t have a right to privacy about the fact that they’re being investigated.
A 28-year-old man charged with setting fires that destroyed an Albany high school cafeteria and caused a propane-tank explosion at a nearby home was arraigned Thursday on arson counts.
The Washington State Auditor's Office said Thursday it hasn't turned up any emails or text messages between Auditor Troy Kelley, who is being investigated by federal agents, and an employee who is a longtime associate and a key figure in the scandal.
Saying the state of Washington is violating the constitutional rights of some of its most vulnerable citizens, a federal judge on Thursday issued a permanent injunction requiring the state to provide mentally ill people with competency evaluations and treatment within seven days of a state judge's order.
The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana and instead imposes the tax only on retail sales.
The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would make it a felony charge to drive under the influence when the driver has three prior offenses within 10 years.
The Senate worked into the early morning hours Friday debating dozens of amendments to a Republican-crafted budget bill, but a final vote on the plan won't happen until after the weekend, at the earliest.
Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by activists as the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.
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