WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dramatically increased the power of states over Native American tribes and undercut its own 2020 ruling that had expanded tribal authority in Oklahoma, handing a victory to Republican officials in that state.

OLYMPIA — At the end of this week, motorists will pay more for a Washington license plate. It’s likely to be the most noticeable change as pieces of a new $17 billion bill to fund transportation in the state start taking effect.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court has chipped away at the wall separating church and state in a series of new rulings, eroding American legal traditions intended to prevent government officials from promoting any particular faith.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a former high school football coach in Bremerton, who prayed with his players and other students on the field, could legally do so under his First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court, in the latest in a spate of decisions expanding religious liberty, ruled on Monday that a Washington state public school district violated the rights of a Christian high school football coach who was suspended for refusing to stop leading prayers wi…

SEATTLE — Susan Kane-Ronning lives in Whatcom County, where she drives an electric car and has solar panels on her home. A Sierra Club member, she backs the push to expand renewable energy to combat climate change by phasing out fossil fuels.

OLYMPIA — Since the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision came out in May, people have been weighing the consequences for Washington, as well as for the rest of the country. Now, the decision is here: Roe v. Wade is overturned.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered vaping giant JUUL to remove its remaining products from the market, after roughly two years of reviewing the company’s applications.

YAKIMA — The West Valley School District board of directors unanimously adopted gender-inclusive policy and procedures to honor a student’s gender identity last week, putting the district in line with Washington state law. Several parents and community members argued against the policy prior…

SEATTLE — Washington is gearing up to provide COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months through 4 years old, which Saturday were approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SEATTLE — A labor contractor based in Adams County denied 165 farm laborers more than $83,000 collectively in overtime pay for cleaning the Gorge Amphitheatre, according to a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

PASADENA, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was ordered by a federal appeals court on Friday to take a fresh look at whether glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup weed killer, poses unreasonable risks to humans and the environment.

SEATTLE — —The newest federal, state and city holiday, Juneteenth, takes place this weekend, meaning many government facilities and services will be closed or have modified hours Monday in observance.