SEATTLE — A Seattle police oversight office says the department wasted more than $1 million on loosely controlled overtime last year as officers trained to comply with a Justice Department agreement to curb excessive force.
Everyone from wizened Washington historians to newcomers still trying to figure out how to pronounce Puyallup will find something to like about “Simply Washington,” a 53-page online booklet filled with snippets of state history, culture, industry, people and politics.
A well-documented rise in temperatures along the U.S. West Coast during the past century is almost entirely the result of natural forces - not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study released Monday.
OLYMPIA — Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. But much of that money is spoken for and won’t help the general fund.
SEATTLE — More people were living in poverty in Washington state in 2013 than in 2012, even as the numbers remained steady across the nation, according to new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
SPOKANE — Spokane medical officials say seven children 10 years old or younger have been hospitalized in Spokane County with symptoms consistent with a previously rare illness that has spread rapidly across the United States this summer.
In response to a lawsuit that successfully challenged the city’s election system, the Yakima City Council voted Tuesday to endorse a plan that would eliminate citywide voting for five of the council’s seven seats.
OLYMPIA — Washington is among the states that depend most heavily on sales taxes for revenue, and a new report links a decline in growth of such funds to the rising concentration of wealth for the richest U.S. households.
The University of Washington on Monday criticized as “seriously flawed” a feasibility study supporting a second public medical school that would be established in Spokane by Washington State University.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat for the elusive animal in the Southern Rockies, parts of New England and other areas considered non-essential to their survival.