TACOMA — In the bluntest language used yet in the months-long discussion of an alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Tacoma’s Chief Operating Officer Don Esterbrook warned commissioners of both ports Tuesday that maintaining the status quo would continue a dangerous trend.
OLYMPIA — With forecasters predicting high wildfire danger in Central Washington again this summer, local and state wildfire officials are disappointed that lawmakers didn't propose more funding for wildfire preparedness and prevention.
OLYMPIA — A steady stream of business leaders and local government officials urged a House panel to raise the gasoline tax and several other vehicle fees and spend the projected $15 billion on roads, bridges, mass transit and ferries.
MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake City Council passed a resolution at the Tuesday night council meeting to remove Joseph Gavinski from his position as city manager and named Community Development Director Gilbert Alvarado substitute city manager.
OLYMPIA — Washington insurance officials will lead a multistate investigation into how computer hackers were able to breach the security of the state’s largest health insurance company and whether Premera Blue Cross took the proper steps to notify some 11 million customers after it was discovered.
Howard Schultz often veers off the usual CEO script by having the company he runs tackle social and political issues, from gay rights to veterans. But in using the Starbucks platform to talk about the thorny issue of race, has he stepped on a land mine?
Even as University of Washington officials began looking into allegations that fraternity members called out racist slurs during a protest march last month, the students who organized the march met with university administrators over concerns that few blacks are being admitted or hired to teach classes.
OLYMPIA — Just a few months ago, advocates of stricter gun laws hailed the election victory of expanded gun-purchase background checks as momentum to come to the Capitol and push through more gun laws.