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OLYMPIA — Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee will seek a third term as governor, giving him a chance to regain votes in counties that abandoned him in 2016.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, July 30, President Trump signed Senate Bill S. 504 into law. The bill, known as the LEGION act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service) …

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Hemp has a long way to go before joining mainstream agriculture, a U.S. Senate committee was told Thursday, even as farmers in Oregon and Washington continue to embrace the plant's new legal status.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Pacific was fourth among Washington’s 39 counties in oxycodone and hydrocodone sales per person in the years when nationwide overuse of pain pills reached deadly proportions.

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OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Transportation Commission is expected to vote later this year on a proposal to replace the gas tax with a pay-per-mile system.

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VANCOUVER — In the lead-up to 2020’s primary election, citizens of Washington’s Third Congressional District have another interesting race on their hands — Carolyn Long is back in the game.

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Breaking an unprecedented run of days this summer without frequenting their home waters, J, K and even possibly L pod southern resident orcas were all seen Friday morning on the west side of S…

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Spring brings a burst of cherry blossoms to the Washington State Capitol as lawmakers put the finishing touches on their 2019 legislative session, scheduled to end on April 28.

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The state House and Senate passed two separate state operating budget proposals last week. HB 1109, as passed by the House, calls for $52.8 billion in spending with about $2 billion in new tax…

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OLYMPIA — Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under proposed legislation. These types of firearms are being manufactured most commonly via 3-D printers an…

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House Democrats last week released their version of the 2019-21 state operating budget. After working late into the night Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amended versio…

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Lawmakers in Olympia are continuing their rounds of committee hearings this week, while budget writers work behind the scenes on state spending and tax plans for the 2019-21 biennium. The reve…

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OLYMPIA — Voter-approved school levy lid rates would rise from $1.50 to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property, under Senate Bill 5313, currently under consideration in the Senate Ways and Mean…

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OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are under the clock in Olympia, as they work long hours to pass hundreds of bills in time for March 13’s 5 p.m. deadline for bills to pass their originating chamber.

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OLYMPIA — Despite past voter rejection of similar proposals, Senate Transportation Committee chair Steve Hobbs rolled out a comprehensive funding package that would impose a carbon pollution f…