Northwest

Governor Jay Inslee signs a ban on bump stocks on Tuesday, March. 6.

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks

SB 5922 passed both chambers in the Washington state legislature by slim margins and largely along party lines.

Governor Jay Inslee signs a ban on bump stocks on Tuesday, March. 6.
Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.” (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA)

Washington students urge lawmakers to pass gun regulations

More than 100 students from Seattle and Olympia area rallied at the Capitol building in support of gun legislation.

Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.” (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA)

Union-friendly home healthcare worker bill approved by state Legislature

Controversial bill passed the House without any Republican votes.

Baby Kimball tragedy spurs newborn surrender legislation

The measure passed concurrence by the State Senate Monday by a vote of 48-1.

  • Mar 9, 2018

Low income priority hire program moving forward

Family-wage jobs for economically distressed areas.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Key improvements for South County bus riders start March 10

The improvements are expected to help Renton riders.

  • Mar 7, 2018

State Senate OKs new way to calculate Sound Transit car fees

It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.

By Taylor McAvoy

Behind the scenes of the governor’s veto of the public records bill

How negotiations between Jay Insleeā€™s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.

By Taylor McAvoy
By Taylor McAvoy

Inslee vetoes public records bill; lawmakers get a do-over

Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.

By Taylor McAvoy
Hundreds of people gathered at a Moms Demand Action meeting for gun control at Kirkland Middle School on Feb. 25. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Hundreds turn out for Eastside gun-control meeting

Hundreds of people gathered in Kirkland on Sunday to rally for increased gun control. The meeting was put on by the Washington state chapter of… Continue reading

Hundreds of people gathered at a Moms Demand Action meeting for gun control at Kirkland Middle School on Feb. 25. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter
Photo by Kathryn Decker/Flickr

State legislators look to “ban the box”

The House of Representatives votes to end questioning criminal history on job applications.

Photo by Kathryn Decker/Flickr

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