Arguing that skimpy costumes and exposed flesh are an expression of the First Amendment, owners and employees of bikini barista stands in Everett are asking a federal judge for an injunction that would prevent the city from implementing two new ordinances aimed at curtailing the business.
A federal judge is considering whether to throw out two lawsuits, including one by the state of Washington, that seek to force one of the nation's largest privately run immigration detention centers to pay minimum wage for work done by detainees.
Algae are essential to food chains, but these tiny plants and bacteria sometimes multiply out of control. Within the past decade, toxic algae outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate with global warming.
Washington state is planning to use its $112.7 million share of a federal settlement with Volkswagen to improve air quality and “transform the transportation system,” according to a news release from the state Department of Ecology.
Washington Independents isn't a third party but will support independent, centrist candidates unaffiliated with any political party. The new political action committee is affiliated with a national group.