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Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again
A twice-failed bill would have named the mythic creature as the official state cryptid.
Inslee pushes back against offshore drilling in Washington
Statements from the governor and the state attorney general come in response to a shift in federal plans.
Washington lawmakers seek to increase nuclear attack preparations
Bipartisan bills in the House and Senate could remove Cold War-era emergency planning restrictions.
Cooke Aquaculture fined $332,000 for Cypress Island farmed salmon escape
The operation also faces possible closure if legislators pass a bill that would ban the use of Atlantic salmon in state aquaculture.
Orca Protection Act aims to protect Pacific Northwest’s iconic whales
Senator Kevin Ranker says the orca population in Puget Sound is down to 83, the lowest it had ever been.
Senate votes to extend college financial aid to state Dreamers
The bipartisan effort is intended to send a message to the other Washington while creating opportunities for young immigrants.
American Indian activists rally in Olympia
More than 100 were on hand to lobby state government on issues including the welfare of indigenous women and children, and a planned liquified natural gas facility in Tacoma.
State legislators combat federal ruling on net neutrality
One Senate bill would prohibit internet service providers from exercising “deceptive” tactics and impairing or blocking legal web content.