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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, alongside Gov. Jay Inslee, pledged Thursday to throw their weight behind solving Washington's traffic safety crisis, a show of bipartisan solidarity that the legislators said reflected the urgency of the need. The event at the state Capitol was billed as a Democratic unveiling...
Lewis County Housing Market Cools as Western Washington Sees First Year-Over-Year Decline in Home Prices Since 2012
Western Washington median home prices saw a year-over-year decline for the first time since 2012 as prices fell $5,000 from November to December, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (Northwest MLS). The decline comes amid an increase in inventory following interest rate hikes that began part way through 2022.
Three orphaned moose calves have found a new home in Western Washington. After arriving in August from Alaska, the three young moose will make their public debut Friday at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Pierce County. The three moose — Atlas, Luna and Callisto — are living off-exhibit and...
State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill this week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The bill, House Bill 1535, is co-sponsored by state Reps. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, and Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, and is identical to Corry’s HB 1772 that received bipartisan support during the 2022 legislative session.
Letter to the Editor: Bill Seeks to Remove ‘Qualified Immunity’ for Washington’s Law Enforcement Officers
A bill coming up this session is HB 1025. It is a bill that will open up each and every law enforcement officer and private security guard to nuisance litigation, and will also transfer liability to the hiring jurisdiction in many cases. The bill creates what it calls a new...