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More than half of the population of homeless students in Clark County are people of color.

Washington boost in student homelessness funding reaches more districts

More than half of the population of homeless students in Clark County are people of color.

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Latest News

Washington school districts and nonprofits are creating programs or expanding existing ones to help homeless students this year after state lawmakers doubled funding for that purpose. Read story

Firefighter sitcom set in Tacoma canceled after four seasons

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Entertainment

A Tacoma-based sitcom about hijinks-loving firefighters is ending production after four seasons on the air, its creators and stars announced Tuesday. Read story

Eastmont School District bond fails at 59.56%, needed 60% to pass

February 23, 2024, 6:16pm Northwest

The Eastmont School District’s $117 million bond proposal to renovate several of its elementary schools failed by less than 0.5 percent after final election results were released Friday. Read story

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Washington bill to eliminate child marriages may soon become law

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February 23, 2024, 6:12pm Latest News

Washington will soon join 10 states across the country that have laws preventing children under 18 from getting married. House Bill 1455 has now passed both the House and Senate, making it one step closer to becoming state law. Read story

U.S. appeals court declines to delay Idaho’s execution of one of nation’s longest-serving death-row inmates

February 23, 2024, 4:16pm Northwest

A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho’s scheduled execution next week of one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates. Read story

The sun dial stands in front of the Legislative Building at the state Capitol in Olympia in March 2022.

Washington Senate passes legislation pushing back on book bans

The sun dial stands in front of the Legislative Building at the state Capitol in Olympia in March 2022.

February 23, 2024, 3:19pm Northwest

Washington Senate Democrats on Thursday passed a bill meant to slow efforts to ban books in school classrooms and libraries. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, shakes hands with Chair Gerry Lewis of the Yakama Nation, following a ceremonial signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, as Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, third from right, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Brenda Mallory, second from right, and Chair Shannon Wheeler of the Nez Perce Tribe, right, watch. The ceremonial signing is an agreement between the Biden administration and state and Tribal governments to work together to protect salmon and other native fish, honor obligations to Tribal nations, and recognize the important services the Columbia River System provides to the economy of the Pacific Northwest.

White House, tribal leaders, Inslee, Kotek hail ‘historic’ deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, shakes hands with Chair Gerry Lewis of the Yakama Nation, following a ceremonial signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, as Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek, third from right, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Brenda Mallory, second from right, and Chair Shannon Wheeler of the Nez Perce Tribe, right, watch. The ceremonial signing is an agreement between the Biden administration and state and Tribal governments to work together to protect salmon and other native fish, honor obligations to Tribal nations, and recognize the important services the Columbia River System provides to the economy of the Pacific Northwest.

February 23, 2024, 3:08pm Latest News

The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally launching a $1 billion plan to help recover depleted salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. Read story

Washington House passes transit-oriented housing bill

February 23, 2024, 2:21pm Latest News

House Bill 2160, promoting transit-oriented housing developments, passed with a floor vote of 56 to 40 during a Feb. 13 floor debate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Julia Reed, D-Seattle, has moved on to the Senate for further consideration. Read story

Opening day in the Washington State House of Representatives, January 9, 2023.

State legislator is latest to jump in race for McMorris Rodgers’ seat

Opening day in the Washington State House of Representatives, January 9, 2023.

February 23, 2024, 10:55am Latest News

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber launched a bid for Congress on Tuesday, joining a growing crowd of Republicans looking to succeed U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers when she retires next year. Read story

Once curbed in Seattle, tiny apartments poised for big boost from Legislature

February 23, 2024, 10:47am Business

With around 200 square feet of their own private space, tenants at The Kärsti apartments in Ballard make a trade-off from the typical studio apartment, swapping larger sleeping areas and private kitchens for communal living and cheaper rent. Read story