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A semitruck driven by a Vancouver man after it crashed into the back of an attenuator truck warning of a construction zone Sept. 15, 2022, at the junction of Interstate 205 and state Highway 500. No one was reportedly injured.

Gov. Inslee: Install speed-enforcement cameras on state highways

A semitruck driven by a Vancouver man after it crashed into the back of an attenuator truck warning of a construction zone Sept. 15, 2022, at the junction of Interstate 205 and state Highway 500. No one was reportedly injured.

June 29, 2023, 7:31am Latest News

In a visceral response to data showing increased speeding, drunk driving and traffic deaths, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that speed-enforcement cameras should be added to I-5 and other Washington state highways, where they aren't legal now. Read story

Pavement politics: Roads chief, Washington legislators at odds on spending priorities

June 26, 2023, 6:02am Latest News

When Washington Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar last month warned the state transportation system is “on a glidepath to failure,” it wasn’t the first time he’d issued such a dire forecast. Read story

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington, seen Oct.

As the West’s dam removal movement presses on, could the Lower Snake be next?

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington, seen Oct.

June 14, 2023, 11:48am Latest News

The controversy over removing the four Lower Snake River dams in the Columbia basin has simmered for decades as salmon runs struggle. Yet Indigenous leaders and other proponents are watching closely as the nation's biggest dam removal project gets underway in Northern California. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health ahead of signing several bills April 27 in Seattle.

Washington faces spate of lawsuits from workers fired for refusing COVID vaccines

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health ahead of signing several bills April 27 in Seattle.

June 11, 2023, 6:02am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee recently ended the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, but for some of the public workers fired for refusing to comply, the legal battle goes on. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs House Bill 1240, which prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of semi-automatic assault-style weapons in the state, April 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A U.S. judge on Tuesday, June 6, rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one of three measures recently signed by Inslee in an effort to reduce gun violence.

Judge rejects attempt to block new Washington state gun restrictions

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs House Bill 1240, which prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of semi-automatic assault-style weapons in the state, April 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A U.S. judge on Tuesday, June 6, rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one of three measures recently signed by Inslee in an effort to reduce gun violence.

June 6, 2023, 1:15pm Editor's Choice

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one of three measures recently signed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in an effort to reduce gun violence. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Inslee rebuffs tribes seeking relief after Washington climate laws boost gas prices

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

June 2, 2023, 8:28am Northwest

Gov. Jay Inslee doesn't think Washington should exempt tribal gas stations from climate laws that have driven up fuel prices across the state since taking effect at the start of this year, he told tribal leaders this week. Read story

FILE - Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah in Salt Lake City, in this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo. Rolovich has become the story of Pac-12 media day even though he won't be in attendance. Rolovich's announcement last week he has chosen not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination has divided his fan base and seemingly his school as one of the colleges requiring students and staff to be vaccinated before the start of classes this fall.

Federal judge dismisses Inslee, Chun from former WSU football coach Nick Rolovich’s lawsuit

FILE - Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah in Salt Lake City, in this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo. Rolovich has become the story of Pac-12 media day even though he won't be in attendance. Rolovich's announcement last week he has chosen not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination has divided his fan base and seemingly his school as one of the colleges requiring students and staff to be vaccinated before the start of classes this fall.

May 31, 2023, 7:47am College

A federal judge Tuesday dismissed Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State University athletic director Patrick Chun from a lawsuit brought by ex-WSU football coach Nick Rolovich against his former employer for firing him after his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Candidates for Washington State governor, from left, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Dr. Raul Garcia and Richland school board member Semi Bird.

With Inslee out, candidates are lining up for Washington governor

Candidates for Washington State governor, from left, Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Dr. Raul Garcia and Richland school board member Semi Bird.

May 29, 2023, 6:02am Election

With Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declining to run for a fourth term in 2024, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz have announced tentative bids to replace him. Other elected officials are lining up to declare their interest for the two statewide seats they would leave… Read story

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

‘Not tools of self-defense’: Ferguson makes case for Washington’s new semiautomatic rifle ban

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

May 25, 2023, 7:36am Latest News

Courthouse sparring is ramping up in a case that could eventually decide whether Washington’s newly adopted ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles is constitutional. Read story

Workers cut away an old expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Seattle, during 2022.

Washington roads chief: Transportation system is on ‘glidepath to failure’

Workers cut away an old expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Seattle, during 2022.

May 24, 2023, 6:00am Editor's Choice

Washington’s roads czar is warning that the state transportation system is “on a glidepath to failure” after lawmakers put too much money into building new projects and not enough into upkeep.  Read story