OLYMPIA — In a prelude to end-of-session budget negotiations, the House dumped the Senate’s no-new-taxes budget that extended some tax loopholes for businesses, replacing it with a plan to spend an extra $140 million on education and other programs, partly by raising several taxes.
OLYMPIA — Automotive professors and students at South Puget Sound Community College were in shock Tuesday after being notified their $250,000 pre-production Dodge Viper SRT must be destroyed within two weeks.
SEATTLE — Tom Hillier, Seattle’s hell-raising, hippie federal public defender who built an office considered a model for indigent defense nationwide, is retiring after 38 years in the office, an unprecedented 28 of them as its chief.
KENNEWICK — The Department of Energy has proposed a promising approach to treating Hanford’s low-activity radioactive waste held in underground tanks, Gov. Jay Inslee said during a press conference Thursday.
OLYMPIA — A new permit issued to the Buckhorn Mine in Okanogan County will better protect water quality. It should also help correct environmental problems that have challenged the mine since it opened in 2007.
SEATTLE — People have a right to privacy in the text messages they send from their phones, even if they can’t know for sure who might be reading them, Washington’s Supreme Court held in two related cases Thursday.
SEATTLE — So little progress has been made on the Highway 99 tunnel that it probably won’t open as scheduled in late 2015 — even if contractors work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, an expert review panel predicts.