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Judge orders Washington AG’s office, DSHS to pay more for evidence withholding
A judge imposed the new costs in a ruling Friday. The amount is on top of an earlier $200,000 sanction.
New Washington law keeps drugs illegal, boosts resources for housing and treatment
Gov. Jay Inslee quickly signed a major new drug policy Tuesday that keeps controlled substances illegal.
Washington lawmakers reach deal on drug policy, avoid automatic decriminalization
Lawmakers will consider the compromise Tuesday when they return to Olympia for a special session.
Trans minors protected from parents under Washington law
Minors seeking gender-affirming care in Washington will be protected from the intervention of estranged parents under a new law.
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz announces run for governor
Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 1 that he would not seek a fourth term.
Fire investigators arrive to examine remains of Hurricane Ridge lodge
No fire suppression equipment was in structure; contents had been removed
Boeing inks deal for up to 300 737 Max planes with Ryanair
At Boeing’s list prices, the deal would be worth more than $40 billion if Ryanair exercises all the options.
Gov. Inslee signs law allowing duplexes, fourplexes
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a law legalizing duplexes and fourplexes in most neighborhoods in nearly every city in Washington.
Suciasaurus rex named Washington state’s official dinosaur
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill designating the Suciasaurus rex as the official dinosaur of the state.
Washington AG’s office, DSHS fined for evidence withholding
The $200,000 fine is for what a judge called “egregious” and “cavalier” withholding of evidence in an ongoing lawsuit.
Proud Boys’ Tarrio guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Enrique Tarrio and three other members of the far-right extremist group were convicted Thursday of a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol.
Ruling might cancel Alaska commercial king salmon season
A ruling from a U.S. judge in Seattle could effectively shut down commercial king salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska.
Washington AG Bob Ferguson announces campaign for governor
Ferguson launched an exploratory campaign for governor on Tuesday, one day after incumbent Jay Inslee announced he won’t run again.
Hazing becomes a felony in some cases in Washington state
The “Sam Martinez Stop Hazing Law,” was signed Monday. The Legislature unanimously passed the measure.
Bill to set minimum marriage age to 18 stalls in Washington
House Bill 1455 seemed to have momentum in early March, but it languished in the Senate.
Gun shop faces fine for selling high-capacity ammo magazines
A judge has ruled against a suburban Seattle gun shop owner who sold high-capacity ammunition magazines despite a state ban.
Man accused of kidnapping, attempting to kill son of missing Seattle woman
The suspect, Brett Michael Gitchel, is also accused of setting the missing woman’s car on fire.
Agreement in place to return Lolita the orca to the Pacific
A plan is in place to return an orca that has lived in captivity for more than 50 years to her home waters.
Seattle Audubon changes name, severing tie to slave owner
Seattle Audubon is changing its name to Birds Connect Seattle to move away from a name with a racist legacy.
Washington moves to end child sex abuse lawsuit time limits
House Bill 1618 would remove time limits that have stymied lawsuits who frequently do not fully confront childhood trauma until years later.