Local Politics

City of Richland lifts mask requirement for vaccinated workers

RICHLAND, Wash. — Vaccination efforts have made Washington state significantly more safe for those at-risk of COVID-19. With that in mind, the City of Richland is following national guidance regarding masking for vaccinated people. Washington state recently followed updated guidance…

Inslee signs ambitious environmental protection laws

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee signed a series of bills Monday designed to strengthen the environment in Washington state. Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act, environmental justice legislation, a clean fuels standard and bills related to reducing…

Washington Sen. Patty Murray announces her re-election campaign

SEATTLE, Wash. — Democratic Senator Patty Murray is once again running for re-election, kicking off her 2022 campaign with an announcement on Monday morning. She faces competition from two Washington state Democrats, two independents and Pasco Republican Tiffany Smiley. Sen.…