Latest Washington state government News

Washington sues gun shop over high-capacity magazine sales

Dec. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing a Federal Way gun shop, saying it unlawfully sold high-capacity magazines to investigators during a compliance operation. Federal Way Discount Guns was one of just two gun stores — out of 25 tested across the state...

No northern giant hornets found in 2022 in Washington state

Dec. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Citizen trapping of northern giant hornets in northwest Washington ended Nov. 30 without any confirmed sightings of the hornets this year, state officials said Tuesday. The Washington State Department of Agriculture also said that no confirmed sightings of...

Inslee touts new housing program for Spokane's homeless

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane Monday to preview the opening of a new housing project for homeless people, calling the Catalyst Project a step toward ending the state's homelessness crisis. The new housing, in a converted hotel, aims to provide...

To address wealth gap, Wash. to consider $4K ‘baby bonds’

Dec. 03, 2022 10:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jennifer Bereskin dropped out of high school when she was 17. Her family was homeless, and she needed to get a job to buy food and afford bus fare. Couch surfing with friends in Everett, Lynnwood and Seattle, her dreams of college were put aside. “I was merely...

7 die from flu in Washington state, activity 'very high'

Dec. 01, 2022 23:59 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Flu activity in the state is now considered very high, according to the Washington State Department of Health. State health officials on Thursday reported over 1,200 new flu cases from Nov. 13-19, which was more than double the case count of previous weeks, KING 5...

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Washington sheriff's trial delayed, lawyers say he has flu

Nov. 22, 2022 20:27 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection in a case accusing a Washington county sheriff of crimes after his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier has been delayed. A judge ordered Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to take a PCR COVID-19 test Monday after he took two rapid tests,...

Court: Long sentence for Black man who killed at 17 stands

Nov. 22, 2022 15:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has declined to reconsider an opinion that upheld a Black man's virtual life sentence for shootings he committed at age 17, despite criticism that the ruling betrayed racial bias. The court upheld the 61-year sentence for Tonelli Anderson...

D.C. Attorney General sues Washington Commanders in civil court for cheating fans out of ticket money

Nov. 17, 2022 15:53 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Attorney General sues Washington Commanders in civil court for cheating fans out of ticket money.

Rolovich sues Washington St over firing for refusing vaccine

Nov. 15, 2022 15:29 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has sued the university and Gov. Jay Inslee after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed last week in Whitman County Superior Court, names the university,...