Cost of traffic tickets in Washington state going up July 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Getting pinched on the roads is going to hurt a little more in Washington state. Effective July 1, the state Supreme Court is boosting the base fines for most traffic infractions by $12. It's the first increase since 2007. The money is partly to help cities and counties provide legal defense for poor people accused of crimes, and partly for a new computer system for the state's district courts.