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Statewide upzoning proposal aims for ‘stout’ housing density near mass transit

Housing, growth management, and a push for upzoning are among the challenges faced by the state Legislature in 2022. How those problems intersect with...

Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime

Gov. Jay Inslee said Jan. 6 he wants to make it a crime to spread lies about election results. Inslee said he’s drafting a...

Who else but John Curley would buy a car without seeing it?

KIRO Radio host John Curley recently bought a car, but didn’t want to know what it was, didn’t want to see it, and didn’t...

Rantz: King County fired the unvaccinated, now pays $103 an hour to fix staffing crisis

After King County Executive Dow Constantine implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on county workers, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) lost over...

WSDOT names contractor for State Route 18 intersection project

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has selected a contractor for the I-90/State Route 18 intersection project, one of the final steps before...

Rantz: Man allegedly car prowls for nearly an hour in broad daylight, as police couldn’t respond

A man was caught on video surveillance as he appears to car prowl in Tacoma for almost an hour. Cops were nowhere to be...

State lawmakers aim to dismantle ‘NIMBY at its core’ by ending community councils

Years ago, whenever an unincorporated neighborhood in Washington was being annexed into a city, something known as a community council would be formed to...

Pierce County hit-and-run driver strikes two 12-year-old girls, killing one

A devastated Pierce County father is pleading with a hit-and-run driver to come forward after his 12-year-old daughter was killed and her friend injured....

State makes discovery about Asian giant hornets eradicated in 2021

Any Asian giant hornets that may still be in Washington would be hibernating right now, but there is no winter rest for the state...

Former state AG: OSHA’s COVID vaccine mandate was too broad

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its ruling on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, ruling against one and, at the same time, in favor...

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