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OLYMPIA — A group of 46 Democratic representatives aims to create an Office of Equity in Washington state to promote access to equitable opportunities and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.

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OLYMPIA — School resource officers, threat assessments, and statewide school safety best practices are all topics of proposed legislation this year, however, none of the five bills are schedul…

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OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings on 3-D printed guns, high-capacity magazines, domestic violence, as well as proposed tr…

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OLYMPIA — Despite a bus cancellation, a group of students from Kirkland’s Lake Washington High School made it to Olympia on Jan. 24 to express support for a statewide ban on single-use plastic…

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OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country.

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OLYMPIA — Proposed Senate legislation would create rural development and opportunity zone funds and extend tax reductions to certain timber activities. Private investment companies could apply…

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains tax on stocks, bonds and other assets.

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OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and school bus stops within the buffer requirements of state-licensed marijuana businesses.

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The head of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association hopes to combat misconceptions about the relationship between orca recovery in the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.

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Odds are high that the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average the next three months, and current drought conditions are expected to persist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat…

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OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a budget that includes investments to save Southern Resident orca whales that travel between Washington’s outer coast and Puget Sound. Much o…

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ILWACO — Washington state’s commercial fishing vessels landed nearly 21 percent more pounds in 2017 than in 2016 but sold their catch for about 2 percent less, according to the definitive annu…