SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A bill signed by Oregon's governor has reclassified personal-use possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs as a misdemeanor from a felony.Among its supporters are the police and sheriffs' associations, which said felony convictions include unintended consequences, including barriers to housing and employment.
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he's disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state's efforts to regulate marijuana.
The results are in for the Yakima County August 1, 2017 Primary:
The results are in for the Benton County August 1, 2017 Primary:
The results are in for the Walla Walla County August 1, 2017 Primary.
With the arrival of Election Day in the Tri-Cities, today is the last day to vote in the primary elections.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has designated July as National Hot Dog Month and for today, Wednesday, July 19th as National Hot Dog Day.
Tri-Cities residents will have the opportunity to ask questions to their local city council candidates within the next week.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that makes Washington the fifth state to guarantee paid family leave.The measure signed Wednesday offers eligible workers 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for the serious medical condition of the worker or the worker's family member beginning in 2020 - or 16 weeks for a combination of both. An additional two weeks may be used if there is a serious health condition with a pregnancy.
It may be the last day of June, but it's not stopping Washington.
YAKIMA, Wash. - Washington state is asking the nation's highest court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that exempted the Yakama Nation from paying state taxes on out-of-state fuel delivered to the reservation.
Pasco City Councilman Chi Flores pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges on Tuesday morning.
The Union Gospel Mission is expanding in Downtown Pasco with the building of a men's facility in a 6.5 acre lot just off Columbia Street. The mission received a building permit in 2011 and expects the facility to be completed next summer. Though mission administration says the expansion will help counter the growing homeless population in the city, some business owners in the downtown area believe the new property will negatively impact their businesses.
Pasco police are looking for two men who robbed Little Caesars Pizza employees at gunpoint on Road 68 in Pasco just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday nigh
A Pasco City Council member is under investigation following allegations that he touched a young girl inappropriately twice.
The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly 3,600 landowners with fractional interests at the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington have been sent purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has approved a measure to crack down on prohibited gun buyers in Washington state.Under the measure, gun dealers would be required to alert the Washington State Patrol when someone doesn't pass a background check when trying to buy or transfer a gun.The House voted 83-13 on Friday to concur with suggested changes from the Senate, which unanimously passed the bill Thursday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is calling lawmakers back for a special session that will start Monday.
The Washington state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that advances research on renewable energy by improving the permitting process for geothermal exploration.
The Benton County Republican Party will be ranking the sheriff candidates at a public meeting Thursday night in the next step to deciding on a new Benton County Sheriff.
The Umatilla City Council plans to choose a new mayor early next month.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed an emergency proclamation on Friday to free up state resources in the event of flooding or other weather-related damage in anticipation of extremely wet weather in Eastern Washington.