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This graphic shows that “water year” precipitation for most of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties is running more than 20 inches below average, just as the area is arriving at the driest months of…

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OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Add ravenous cloned insects with intensifying summer droughts. The result? Countless local spruce trees appearing on the verge of death.

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OLYMPIA — The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation, transportation and capital budget all pass the Legislature and are signed by Gov. Ja…

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OLYMPIA — Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote.

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OLYMPIA — Legislation focused on streamlining the process and notification requirements to felons of their voting rights and the restoration of those rights was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on We…

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OLYMPIA — Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind said Friday he will direct wildlife managers to "err on the side" of chasing and killing cougars that are causing problems.

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OLYMPIA — With Brexit in international news this week, the Washington Capitol had its own version with a “Lexit” rally in support of carving the State of Liberty out of the eastern side of the state.

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PACIFIC and WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES — Rain on Monday and occasional showers predicted the rest of this week may help a little, but Western Washington’s wildfire season is off to an exceptionally ea…

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is seeking the presidency of the United States in a video focused on climate change posted on his Facebook page early Friday.

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Eyman frequently makes headlines regarding his relationship with the Legislature.

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OLYMPIA — The Senate and House transportation committees heard public testimony Tuesday on Tim Eyman’s “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” initiative. The legislature has the option to propose an al…

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Washington state fishery managers have scheduled a variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting salmon fishing seasons for 2019, starting with the annual statewide salmon …

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OLYMPIA — A proposed law to raise the minimum age of vapor and tobacco sales from 18 to 21 was passed in a 66-30 vote by the House of Representatives in Washington state on Feb. 20.

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OLYMPIA — A measure calling for a constitutional amendment and laws that would tackle felon voting, campaign finance, and presidential candidate tax returns came in front of the House Committe…