Constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights stirs support, protest

Mary Le Nguyen stood in front of a group of 70 abortion-rights activists on the Capitol steps for a "reproductive freedom rally" in early January and she shared her personal story... — Updated 1/26/2023

Bill relaxes alcohol restrictions for underage workers

Interns and employees between the ages of 18 and 23 in the alcoholic beverage industry will be able engage in handling liquor under certain circumstances, if a bill presented in the Legislature is adopted. House Bill 1299, by... — Updated 1/26/2023

Proposed law shields businesses from out-of-state abortion claims

Washington State employers will receive tools against retaliation from states with anti-abortion laws if a bill presented in the Senate is passed. Senate Bill 5260, by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, is one of five reproductive... — Updated 1/26/2023

Elimination of cost-sharing for abortion services proposed

Insurance policies that cover abortion would be required to cover the entire cost of the procedure under provisions of a bill now being debated in the state Legislature. “This bill is about removing barriers to access to... — Updated 1/26/2023

Bill proposes sealing name changes for abuse victims

People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia Xiao came to after a transgender friend committed suicide after being harassed online despite a name... — Updated 1/25/2023

Elimination of cost-sharing for abortion services proposed

Insurance policies that cover abortion would be required to cover the entire cost of the procedure under provisions of a bill now being debated in the state Legislature. “This bill is about removing barriers to access to... — Updated 1/25/2023

Why we are here

Meaningful, independent journalism is at a crossroads. Advertisers who once filled newspaper coffers and funded local journalism have shifted resources to the Internet. And... — Updated 1/23/2023

Bills push for improving salmon habitat, removing barriers

Starting at the Olympia Ballroom in the state capital's historic district, students from across Washington carried inflatable orcas and salmon and marched through the streets of... — Updated 1/23/2023

Homeless programs need more money, Inslee says

Homelessness is still a big issue throughout Washington, and while the state has spent millions, the governor wants to invest more. In a press conference Jan. 19, Washington State... — Updated 1/20/2023

New funding will improve childcare, Murray says

Low-income families struggling to afford childcare will get some help thanks to a big bump in federal spending. U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, was in Olympia Jan. 18 to... — Updated 1/19/2023

Allegations of Unchecked Bullying at Middle School Made by Parents

Parents of current and former Key Peninsula Middle School students are demanding change, claiming bullying is an ongoing issue unchecked by school administration, notably Principal... — Updated 1/5/2023

State seeking residents' input on federal broadband map

The state is encouraging residents to participate in checking the national broadband map, which tracks where internet service exists in every location in the country. The map's accuracy will play a crucial role in future... — Updated 1/5/2023

Yelm Resident Jared Potter Finds Success in Film Industry

Jared Potter, a Yelm resident for nearly 20 years, has found success in the film industry. Whether it's animation or effects work in television shows, movies or commercials, Potter... — Updated 1/5/2023

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