OLYMPIA (AP) — More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington’s Death with Dignity law, the state’s Department of Health reported Wednesday. Officials said that 173 people requested and received lethal doses of medication in 2013, a 43 percent increase from the year before. Of those…More
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Researchers studying the impact of broader hard-liquor sales in Washington state say they have found people are making more alcohol-related trips to emergency rooms. The News Tribune reported. The initiative has given shoppers access to hard liquor at four times as many stores during twice as many hours. It was passed…More
TACOMA (AP) — Around 500 trees along Interstate 5 between Lakewood and Lacey will be removed to improve sight lines of new state traffic cameras. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Sunday that seven closed-circuit TV cameras will be installed along 14 miles of I-5. The trees will be removed starting March 24 and continue…More
A proposal to reduce the state’s $2 budget shortfall by $480 million has been released by Democrats in the state House, according to a Politics Northwest post by staff reporter Andrew Garber in Olympia. Money could be saved, they propose, by such things as moving funds from one account to another, delaying payments, and counting…More