Washington state Republican Representative Matt Manweller. CREDIT: WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE Listen UPDATE, Dec. 29, 2017:  Public records released by Central Washington University this week show professor and GOP state Rep. Matt Manweller is barred from contacting past or present students while the school investigates allegations of sexual harassment against Read More
Republican state Representative Matt Manweller WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE Listen UPDATE, Dec. 29, 2017:  Public records released by Central Washington University this week show professor and GOP state Rep. Matt Manweller is barred from contacting past or present students while the school investigates allegations of sexual harassment against him. University officials Read More
Washington 13th District GOP Rep. Matt Manweller is facing renewed questions of sexual misconduct claims that were previously investigated by Central Washington University WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE/2014 Listen A fiery top Republican in the Washington Legislature is facing renewed scrutiny over allegations he sexually harassed students as a professor at Central Washington Read More
File photo. Eighty-nine illegal marijuana growing operations were shut down in Washington over the past year. WIKIMEDIA-TINYURL.COM/YC44O4SR Listen Recreational marijuana may be legal in Washington and Oregon, but police continue to bust illegal pot operations that aren’t licensed by the state. The latest numbers from the Washington State Patrol show that 89 illegal Read More
Listen Washington and Oregon are making contingency plans in case Congress doesn’t reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is for low-income families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Funding for CHIP expired in September. Since then the program has been operating on a month-to-month basis with leftover federal funds. For years the… Read More
Olympia State Capitol Building TED S. WARREN / ASSOCIATED PRESS Listen Democrats are declaring victory in a special Washington state Senate race that will give them one-party rule in Olympia. A new vote tally Wednesday showed Democrat Manka Dhingra maintaining her lead in the 45th district race in the Seattle suburbs. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins says… Read More
Republican Jinyoung Englund, left, and Democrat Manka Dhingra are vying to fill an open state Senate seat in Washington’s 45th legislative district. CAMPAIGN PHOTOS Listen Candidates are breaking spending records in a special election that will decide which party controls the Washington Senate. Republican Jinyoung Englund and Democrat Manka Dhingra are vying to fill Read More
Denise Vermillion petitioned to have her stepson involuntarily committed under Joel’s Law. AUSTIN JENKINS / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK Listen On a recent Wednesday morning, Denise Vermillion stood outside the Thurston County Courthouse and expressed the frustration that had been building inside her for days. “I have a loved one who’s having some mental issues and… Read More
Top officials from Washington’s Student Achievement Council and the GET prepaid tuition program testify before a legislative panel on Monday. AUSTIN JENKINS / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK Listen Did Washington’s prepaid Guaranteed Education Tuition program give VIP service to state lawmakers with accounts? “Absolutely not,” was the answer Monday from GET Coordinator Betty Read More
Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says insurance premiums are going to rise by double digits in 2018. Listen People who buy individual health insurance in Washington state can expect another round of rate hikes next year. “I’d say double-digit [increases] are almost a certainty,” state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said in an interview Thursday Read More
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