‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
Spokane City Council passes climate change ordinance
The Spokane City Council cemented its plan for combating climate change in city law while also affirming as fact that global warming is at least partially caused by human activity. The council added the city’s 2010 sustainability action plan to city code Monday night in a 6-1 vote. Councilman Mike Fagan cast the lone vote against the measure. The ordinance solidifies Spokane’s commitment to sustainability and fighting climate change, said Council President Ben Stuckart.
How will Washington’s new schools plan affect your property taxes? Depends where you live
About two-thirds of Washington residents live in school districts where property-tax rates are expected to go down under a new plan approved by the state Legislature.
‘Tax the rich!’: Seattle’s new income tax on the wealthy sparks social-media firestorm
Seattle's new income tax on the wealthy is expected to draw a quick legal challenge — and the debate is already raging on the web.
Wyman calls Trump’s vote fraud claim ‘ludicrous,’ refers him to website
Washington’s secretary of state said Monday her office referred President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged 2016 election voter fraud to a publicly available link of voter data, but it reiterated no private information will be shared with the panel.
More charter schools to open in Washington state, encouraging new network
Slow to gain approval and stymied by lawsuits, charter schools in Washington are steadily expanding nonetheless.
Washington Legislature passes paid family leave measure :: WRAL.com
With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget in time to avoid a partial government shutdown.