Controversial state lawmaker spreads views across West

Republican Rep. Matt Shea is a co-founder of the Coalition of Western States.

  • Jan 23, 2020

 

Washington files multistate lawsuit to block 3D gun files

The lawsuit, joined by California, New York and 17 other states.

  • Jan 23, 2020

 

Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting

It was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use.

  • Jan 23, 2020

 

House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns

Several Republican lawmakers said the guns should be sold instead.

  • Jan 23, 2020

1 dead, 7 injured in shooting on downtown Seattle sidewalk

The gunfire erupted outside a McDonald’s around 5 p.m. at the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street.

  • Jan 23, 2020

Seattle commuters fume at cost of Uber, Lyft after shooting

A block was taped off, and buses in the area were rerouted and far behind schedule during rush hour.

  • Jan 23, 2020

Trump to remove protections of waters, including Puget Sound

Real estate developers stand to reap the biggest regulatory and financial relief from the new rule.

  • Jan 23, 2020

House Democrats may skip further actions against Rep. Shea

Documents supporting the conclusion that Shea could have engaged in domestic terrorism will be released.

Firefighter burned in 2015 Twisp fire reaches $5M settlement

His claimed utility companies failed to keep branches away from a power line, which caused the fire.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling

House and Senate administrators in Washington are working through how to deal with the influx.

Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s

Bills banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines will receive public hearings this week.

Ferry ridership drops due to snow, construction and options

Washington State Ferries saw a 3.2% decrease in 2019. A big factor was a February snowstorm.

Seattle Rep. Jayapal backs Bernie Sanders for president

The rising star in the Democrats’ liberal wing chose him over Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Jan 21, 2020

Seattle officer fired over ‘threatening’ social media posts

Implied violence against former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Jan 19, 2020

State challenges extensive spending by bankrupt Tim Eyman

He’s been spending an average of nearly $24,000 a month over the past year.

  • Jan 19, 2020

Supreme Court to hear Washington case of ‘faithless’ electors

One of the petitioners in a landmark test of free will is an Electoral College participant from Everett.

Shea decries report saying he engaged in domestic terrorism

Police are looking into possible threats against the GOP leader who suspended Shea from the caucus.

US court dismisses suit by Oregon youths over climate change

The justices said ending the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. would not slow or stop climate change.

  • Jan 17, 2020

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

The Clean Air Rule had been struck down by a lower court after it was challenged by business groups.

  • Jan 16, 2020