A burglary investigation that began Sunday night south of Tacoma in Frederickson ended with the death of Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney of Yelm, Wash.
Students and staff at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, are teasing out how to define and express issues of racism and oppression on campus almost one year after an annual event there provoked a national conversation on free speech and civil rights.
Washington’s commissioner of public lands is calling on the state legislature to put a price on carbon to try to curb emissions in the state. But Hilary Franz differs with Gov. Jay Inslee about how to use the money.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is following the lead of American Airlines, Southwest and dozens of other large companies in awarding $1,000 bonuses to its workers tied to the recent Republican-led tax cut.
For the first time since 2013, Democrats will have one-party control of Olympia. The top issues for the 2018 legislative session include: education funding, a carbon tax and passage of a state capital construction budget.
The Washington Legislature is set to open its 2018 session Monday, Jan. 8. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins lists his top five issues to watch, including gun safety, spending on public schools, and a state Voting Rights Act.
Early numbers on a new Washington law designed to crack down on felons and domestic abusers who try to buy a gun show that since July, more than 1,200 would-be gun buyers have failed background checks.
Emergency meetings are underway to discuss the threat of a possible landslide near Yakima. Dozens of federal, state, county and tribal officials are trying to work out a plan as this threat looms.
The native New Yorker came to NPR in Washington, D.C., 40 years ago on what he hoped was an unfortunate but necessary detour. Now, after three decades hosting All Things Considered, he’s retiring.
Six years ago, Jose Luis Mendoza lost part of his left leg, and with it, the ability to work as a farm laborer. He now has a lawyer trying to help him get full compensation from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded federal marijuana guidelines this week. Washington state officials are calling the Trump administration’s decision “backwards” and “disappointing.”
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