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WA sheriff's trial underway on false reporting charges

Dec. 01, 2022 19:02 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — After a delay, a jury has been selected and attorneys have delivered their opening statements in the trial of a county sheriff in Washington state. Opening statements were given Wednesday afternoon after the trial was delayed because lawyers for Pierce County...

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,...

Democrat Hobbs wins Washington secretary of state race

Nov. 12, 2022 20:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrat Steve Hobbs has prevailed in the race for secretary of state, the first time a member of his party has been elected as Washington’s chief elections officer in six decades. Hobbs, who currently holds the office, defeated nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor...

Indiana governor pitching state at UN climate conference

Nov. 11, 2022 16:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday he has been focused on business while spending this week at the U.N. climate conference in Egypt. The Republican governor said that he has talked with corporate and foreign government leaders about the renewable energy...

Anderson concedes in Washington secretary of state race

Nov. 10, 2022 23:41 PM EST

Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson on Thursday conceded defeat to Democrat Steve Hobbs in a tight race for Washington secretary of state, saying the campaign is over. In an emailed statement, Anderson said she knew her bid to be the first nonpartisan secretary of state elected by...

Democrat Hobbs takes early lead in secretary of state race

Nov. 09, 2022 02:10 AM EST

Democrats are trying to win the secretary of state's office in an election for the first time in six decades after Republicans failed to advance a candidate in the primary. Current Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs took a narrow early lead against nonpartisan Pierce County...

Dems try for first elected secretary of state in 6 decades

Oct. 21, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a longtime county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state’s top...

Seattle to end COVID-19 emergency proclamation

Oct. 11, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle will end its COVID-19 emergency proclamation at the end of October. Mayor Bruce Harrell said in a statement Tuesday that Seattle will lift its remaining COVID emergency order to align with Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to end the statewide state of...

Report: Lawmaker 'engaged in abusive and bullying conduct'

Oct. 11, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A workplace conduct investigation released this week found that Rep. Melanie Morgan “engaged in abusive and bullying conduct” and took retaliatory actions against a policy analyst working for the Social Equity in Cannabis Task Force on which the Democratic lawmaker...

Vancouver City Council bans large fossil fuel facilities

Oct. 05, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The city council in Vancouver, Washington, has approved a permanent ban on new fossil fuel developments after years of temporary moratoriums. While new facilities that distribute, extract, refine or process fossil fuels have been temporarily prohibited by...