Voters will get the chance to decide whether lawmakers in the part-time Idaho Legislature will be able to call special sessions, a power currently limited to governors. Continue Reading Idaho Voters Will Decide Next Year Whether State Lawmakers Can Call Themselves Into Special Session
While the issue has pervaded communities for decades, the pandemic has brought renewed attention to the issue, as groups like Stop AAPI Hate have documented upwards of 3,800 incidents — more than a third of which occurred at businesses. Continue Reading Asian-Owned Businesses Say They’re Reeling From Hate And Violence, Operating In Fear
The Washington House has approved a bill to institute a seven percent tax on capital gains over $250,000 from the sale of such things as stocks and bonds. The 52 to 46 vote followed an hours-long debate that spanned two days. Continue Reading Washington House Passes Capital Gains Tax Following Lengthy Debate
On Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp filed paperwork to run against incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse. Along with his fellow Washington Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, Newhouse was among 10 House GOP members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January. Continue Reading Loren Culp, Former GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, To Run For Congress Against Dan Newhouse
Recycling works, but it’s not magic. As America continues to lead the world in per capita waste production, it’s becoming more and more clear that everybody – manufacturers and consumers — “over-believes” in recycling. Continue Reading WATCH: Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? People On The Front Lines Say Maybe Not
Top Washington state legislators want to put a price on carbon to raise money for transportation projects. But with time running out, they can’t agree on the details. Continue Reading The Future Of Washington’s Transportation Infrastructure Hinges On The Carbon Pricing Debate
People would be prohibited from openly carrying guns and other weapons at the Capitol and surrounding grounds and at or near permitted public demonstrations across the state under a measure approved Tuesday by the Washington Legislature. Continue Reading Governor Jay Inslee Expected To Sign Bill Banning Open Carry At Washington Capitol
The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a measure requiring police to intervene if they see a fellow officer using, or attempting to use, excessive force. Continue Reading Washington Legislature Approves Duty To Intervene Police Bill On Day Of Derek Chauvin Verdict
In another sign of the rebound in travel, Amtrak and the state transportation departments of Oregon and Washington announced plans to restore a good chunk of the passenger train service that was curtailed due to low ridership in the pandemic. Continue Reading Pandemic-Curtailed Amtrak Service To Be Partially Restored Next Month For Northwest Routes
Nearly a year after the Washington Legislature voted to legalize sports betting, terms have been agreed for the first sportsbook to open. It will be inside one of the two Tulalip tribal casinos alongside Interstate 5 north of Everett. Continue Reading Legal Sports Betting Comes To Washington In Deal With Tulalip Tribe
Seven cattle have been found mutilated over the last three months in Crook County and the sheriff’s office is actively investigating and hoping for a break in the case. This follows several recent cases in the past few years in rural Oregon. Continue Reading Mysterious Northwest Cattle Mutilations Crop Up Again, This Time With 7 Dead In Central Oregon
The Boise Police Department is investigating a rape allegation made against an Idaho lawmaker. A police spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the department has an open investigation into the allegations made by a legislative staffer against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican from Lewiston. Continue Reading Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger From Lewiston
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