OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed legislation last week that would permanently ban flavored vaping products, with less than a month until the state's temporary ban expires Feb. 6.

EPHRATA — Development at Grant County PUD recreation sites along the Columbia River is slowing down, but some projects are on the schedule for 2020. Shannon Lowry, the PUD’s public lands and recreation manager, reviewed the 2020 recreation improvement projects for commissioners at their regu…

SEATTLE — The "phase one" trade deal signed by the U.S. and China Wednesday is expected to unblock an informal halt to Chinese orders for Boeing jets that had begun to affect the manufacturer's long-term production plans, and it could lead to big orders in 2020 and 2021.

OLYMPIA — Would Washingtonians benefit from a single application form for all the state's public colleges? And if college costs were more transparent, would student debt drop?

OLYMPIA — Although plastic grocery bags are difficult to recycle, Senate Democrats are hoping to have more luck in recycling a statewide ban on the bags.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boeing’s new chief executive, David Calhoun, assumed the job on Monday as the U.S. planemaker battles to recover from two fatal crashes of 737 MAX planes that killed 346 people in five months and led to the model’s worldwide grounding in March.

YAKIMA — The sudden closure of Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima last week raises serious concerns for patient care in the Yakima Valley, particularly emergency, neurosurgery and cardiothoracic care, doctors and nurses said.

OLYMPIA — Washington voters who mark their presidential primary ballot for a Democrat will be able to choose among a baker’s dozen of candidates, some who are likely to be out of the race by the time ballots are due on March 10.

YAKIMA — By the end of this month, the city of Yakima will no longer have two hospitals.

LONGVIEW — A study commissioned by an association of river commercial groups says removing the four Lower Snake River dams to improve salmon runs would cost $2.3 billion over the next 30 years, boost state carbon emissions and jeopardize already fragile local and regional economies.

LONGVIEW — Mike McNew and his sister Ann are keeping a close eye on the Middle East following the American airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general last week.

OLYMPIA — The fate of Rep. Matt Shea, who was accused last month of engaging in “domestic terrorism” in a special House report by outside investigators, will remain uncertain until the Legislature convenes next week but it has the potential to split the House along party lines.

OLYMPIA — Washington state levied a more than $1 million fine against the Department of Energy on Monday, claiming the federal government is restricting the state agency’s access to Hanford nuclear reservation documents and data it needs to monitor and regulate cleanup efforts, including ins…