King County will be offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Opponents of a liquefied natural gas pipeline on the Oregon coast are enlisting oyster farmers in an attempt to block the project. A group of activists gathered Tuesday before a meeting of the State Land Board in Salem.

The House has overwhelmingly voted to tighten the program that allows citizens of 38 nations to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a visa. The measure, which passed the House 407-19 and is supported by President Obama, will now require visas for anyone who has traveled to Iraq or Syria in the past five years.

The death of a Somali teenager who fell from a Capitol Hill apartment balcony has raised questions in the local Muslim community about exactly what happened.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work on Tuesday, abruptly ending a seven month self-imposed leave of office.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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Bill Radke talks to Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) about the Every Student Succeeds Act, the first major education bill since No Child Left Behind, and what it means for Washington students. 

Marijuana plants growing at Seattle's first legal pot farm, Sea of Green.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Rick Steves doesn’t think Big Marijuana should control your pot. That’s one reason people in Washington state should be able to grow their own weed, Steves told KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel.

Donald Trump has faced a torrent of criticism after releasing a policy proposal that would ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

The latest pronouncement from the presidential campaign of Donald Trump calls for the U.S. to refuse to let any Muslim — from anywhere — into the United States.

It has prompted very strong criticism, including from some of his fellow Republican candidates and state party leaders.

The Philadelphia Daily News cover Tuesday morning labels Trump "The New Furor."

Trump's proposal came the day after President Obama's Sunday night televised address from the Oval Office in which the president urged Americans to reject discrimination against Muslim Americans.

President Obama's request that American Muslims help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions. Muslim leaders say they want to help, but some are not happy that they are being singled out.

A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers has introduced a resolution to impeach indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley. That announcement Monday follows months of calls for the first-term Democrat to resign after being charged with possession of stolen funds and tax evasion unrelated to his duties in office.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Lynn Nakamoto to serve on Oregon's highest court.

Farmers challenging a Southern Oregon county’s voter-approved ban on genetically engineered crops have agreed to settle. If approved by the court, Oregon’s first countywide ban will have cleared a final legal hurdle.

Shannon Braddock, left, and Lisa Herbold ran to represent District 1, which encompasses West Seattle, on the City Council.
KUOW Photos/Jason Pagano

Updated, 3 p.m. 12/7/2015: Lisa Herbold finally has a victory in the City Council race in West Seattle.

On Monday, King County Elections released official results confirming that Herbold beat Shannon Braddock by just 39 votes in District 1. 

Attorney Jeff Sprung plans to run for Wash. state auditor
Courtesy Jeff Sprung Campaign

Another candidate has joined next year’s race for Washington state auditor: a Seattle attorney who’s never run for public office.