Lawmakers look at allowing judges to resentence people serving long prison terms


The second-chance legislation cleared the House earlier this year but failed to get a hearing in the Senate.

Finally! State ferry system goes out to bid for new hybrid-electric vessels


Deliveries will begin in 2028 if all goes well. Delays and escalating costs have bedeviled the procurement process up until now.

WA conservative groups are banding together to dump carbon pricing


Redmond hedge fund manager Brian Heywood is spending millions to end cap-and-invest. He’s got a web of organizations — and Brandi Kruse — backing him.

Police Blotter, May 17 - 23, 2024


Anacortes Police assisted a woman who apparently had lost $7,000 in a fraud case. 

Poll: Almost half of WA voters are undecided on governor’s race


Among those who have decided, Democrat Bob Ferguson leads Republican Dave Reichert 22% to 20% with six months remaining until the election.

Guemes Island Ferry Electronic Ticketing System Launch Delayed


Skagit County has announced a delay in the switch to electronic ticketing for the Guemes Island Ferry.

Washington voters favor anti-tax initiatives — for now


More than 40% of voters told the Cascade PBS/Elway Poll they would like to repeal WA’s new capital gains tax as well as its carbon cap-and-invest system.

I want to keep my child safe from abuse − but research tells me I’m doing it wrong


It’s rarely the creep at the playground. About 90% of child sexual abusers know the family.

Lawsuit seeks to block Washington ‘parental rights’ initiative


The Legislature approved the measure earlier this year and it’s set to take effect next month.

Six takeaways from the WA schools chief debate


Candidates running to lead Washington’s public schools debated Monday night on issues like student mental health, absenteeism and the role of parents in their kids’ education.