Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi drivers have been lobbying the City Council to pass rules that put the same, or a similar, regulatory burden on ride-hailing services to keep the market competitive.
Hoping for a leftist revolution in Tuesday’s vote? Not so fast
Insiders were supposed to be out, and outsiders in. But voters suddenly got a little moderate.
Durkan takes early lead in primary to replace Seattle mayor
Early returns in Tuesday's primary election for Seattle mayor were showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan with a runaway lead.
New pulp mill planned for southeast Washington will turn straw into commercial product
A pulp mill planned for southeastern Washington will extract cellulose from wheat and alfalfa straw, turning a waste product into a commodity. Columbia Pulp expects to begin operations in late 2018.
Washington has more homeless students than most states, and their numbers keep growing
In a three-year span, when the number of homeless students in Washington grew by 30 percent, the amount of federal funding provided to help homeless students only increased by 8 percent.
Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor
by: Peggy Noonan
Half his tweets show utter weakness. They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn.
Latah blues: Town weighs disincorporation as city government lacks candidates for office
Some residents, including a sitting councilman, have floated the idea of disincorporating the town of Latah and letting the county take over services such as snowplowing and construction permitting.