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Governor wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor.
King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.
Two lawsuits say the plans aren’t valid because commissioners broke state law before voting to approve them.
Two taxes take effect, but the future of each is uncertain.
Sen. Keith Wagoner will challenge Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the statewide post in November
For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order aimed at transitioning state government to an all-electric fleet of vehicles by 2035. It requires executive branch… Continue reading
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed the Snohomish County Democrat to succeed departing Republican Kim Wyman.
Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet. But it became a lot clearer… Continue reading
A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.
Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.
An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.
Inslee also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.
The superintendent of public instruction says the governor should require vaccinations for school employees.
The 2.5% hike in each of the next two years will apply to everyone: drivers, bikers and walkers.
Workers must do so by mid-October to keep their jobs. The order also covers long-term care providers.
In Monroe, two minimum security units will shut down soon, followed by the Washington State Reformatory.
As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long been vacant to reduce capacity… Continue reading
Agreements with 15 tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.