Two conservative-backed initiatives restoring police pursuits and ‘rights’ for parents of public school students were considered by Washington lawmakers on Wednesday, in back-to-back hearings that occasionally became heated.
Brian Heywood is a hedge fund manager, a part-time farmer, and the brains behind 6 high-profile initiatives on Washington's November ballot aiming to restore police pursuits, ban income tax and repeal the state's climate laws.
Washington's lawmakers convened in Olympia on Monday and approved over 50 bills that will move forward to get a final full vote. However, one of the more notable mentions that came out of the meeting were things that weren't voted on.
Monday's session was the cutoff deadline for bills to get a final Chamber vote, and four major pieces of legislation were dropped from consideration right from the start.
Child marriage is still legal in Washington state but that could soon change.
After several drivers fled from police trying to pull them over, Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders aired his grievances about Washington's 2021 pursuit legislation.
Strippers and other adult entertainment workers are pushing for the repeal of Washington's lewd conduct laws to get more protections.
On Monday, educators who help our state's most vulnerable students rallied outside the Capitol demanding respect and higher pay.
The educators who take care of students with special needs and language barriers rallied on the steps of Washington's Capitol Building Monday, calling for respect from lawmakers and better wages.
After a month of rehabilitation, a bald eagle that was found entangled in electrical lines in Tacoma has finally been release back into the wild.
A student says she was attacked and sexually assaulted while walking to high school in Olympia, and now police are working to identify the suspect.
Tumwater and several areas around western Washington were hit with several inches of snow Thursday morning, a surprise to many morning commuters.
The cap and trade program that passed under the Climate Commitment Act has been talked about a lot in the last year. Some blame it for the record high gas prices we saw last year.
Lawmakers in Olympia are considering tougher penalties for the recent spate of smash-and-grab burglaries, but some cannabis retailers argue Senate Bill 6133 doesn't go far enough.
One bill clearing the Senate in Olympia is pushing for $770 million more over the next three years, primarily to hire more paraeducators and boost their pay.
Several guns are missing after a violent home robbery in Olympia. Police are searching for those guns and the suspects responsible.
The Olympia Police Department is searching for multiple home invasion suspects who reportedly stole firearms and assaulted a victim Thursday morning.
Washington state drivers are experiencing sticker shock after insurance rate increases that are, on average, higher than anything seen in the last few years.
The law made it more difficult for child protective services to remove kids from homes, with the intent of protecting low-income families. The law requires proof of imminent physical harm or risk.
The Washington state Senate unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern due to the risk of suffocation.