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Washington pharmacies close in record numbers as Bartell Drugs, Rite Aid slide

February 23, 2024, 10:45am Business

A record number of Washington state pharmacies shut down last year, driven by the string of Bartell Drugs and Rite Aid closures in the Seattle area. Read story

Bill that would ban ‘stealthing,’ or lying about sexual protection, may soon become law in Washington

February 23, 2024, 10:44am Latest News

Three years ago, Mina Hashemi consented to have protected sex with a man. Read story

EPA announces $113M for Washington water infrastructure

February 23, 2024, 10:42am Latest News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday more than $113 million in federal funding for Washington drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades. Read story

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

Five takeaways from Washington’s proposed 2024 budget

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

February 23, 2024, 10:42am Latest News

The state of Washington spends a lot of money. Read story

How a bill could affect health care consolidations, patient care in Washington

February 23, 2024, 10:40am Health

The boom of health care mergers and acquisitions in Washington state has offered a way for many smaller, financially struggling hospitals and clinics to stay afloat, industry leaders say. But when those larger health systems start to make cuts they think are necessary, is patient access to care really being… Read story

Spokane site begins checking drugs to reduce overdoses: ‘People will look at this as enabling, but we’re saving lives’

February 23, 2024, 10:39am Health

A downtown Spokane site has joined a statewide drug-checking network aimed at reducing overdoses. It’s also a glimpse into what’s new in the illicit drugs circulating throughout the area. Read story

FILE - A photo of Jaahnavi Kandula is displayed with flowers, Jan. 29, 2023 in Seattle. Prosecutors in Washington state said Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, they will not file felony charges against the Seattle police officer who struck and killed the graduate student from India while responding to an overdose call.

Jaahnavi Kandula’s family ‘shocked’ at decision not to charge Seattle police officer who struck, killed her

FILE - A photo of Jaahnavi Kandula is displayed with flowers, Jan. 29, 2023 in Seattle. Prosecutors in Washington state said Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, they will not file felony charges against the Seattle police officer who struck and killed the graduate student from India while responding to an overdose call.

February 23, 2024, 10:38am Northwest

The family of a young woman struck and killed by a speeding Seattle police officer last year says it is “shocked and disappointed” at the decision by King County prosecutors not to file criminal charges against him. Read story

Washington presidential primary ballots sent. Here’s who’s on them

February 23, 2024, 10:30am Northwest

If you’re a Washington voter, you should get a ballot in the mail any day now for the March 12 presidential primary. Read story

Washington State coach Jake Dickert, center, is joined by athletic director Pat Chun, left, and WSU President Kirk Schultz after WSU defeated Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington State University faculty members publish open letter calling on WSU President Kirk Schulz, other administrators to step down

Washington State coach Jake Dickert, center, is joined by athletic director Pat Chun, left, and WSU President Kirk Schultz after WSU defeated Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 23, 2024, 10:27am Editor's Choice

A group of longtime professors is calling on Washington State University President Kirk Schulz and other university administrators to step down. Read story

Can you drive 10 mph over the speed limit to keep up with traffic in Washington? Here’s the law

February 23, 2024, 10:23am Northwest

Like many states, Washington has steadfast rules regarding speed limits on certain roadways. For example, the speed limit is 25 mph for any residential, city or town streets, and 60 mph on state highways. Read story