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Apr 24, 2013 at 7:28 AM
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. - and analysts say others are likely to follow suit.
Apr 23, 2013 at 1:07 PM
House Democrats in Washington state have dropped their plan to extend the state's beer tax and backed away from other revenue proposals they felt were distracting.
Apr 22, 2013 at 7:06 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Brewers gathered at the Capitol to protest the permanent extension of a beer tax on large brewers that is extended to small brewers under a House budget proposal.

Several state brewers spoke against the proposal at a...
Apr 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Brewers gathered at the Capitol to protest the permanent extension of a beer tax on large brewers that is extended to small brewers under a House budget proposal.
Mar 26, 2013 at 7:01 AM
Stonegate in Tacoma is one of a tiny number of bars, cafes and private clubs catering to the stoner class in Washington and Colorado since voters last fall made them the first states to legalize marijuana.
Mar 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
A young woman was killed in a crash on State Route 12 near Rochester Friday evening, and troopers believe the killed driver was texting in the moments before the crash as they found an open cell phone on the floorboard.
Mar 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Washington senators are moving ahead with a proposal that would allow older teens to taste alcohol in college classes.
Feb 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM
A House fiscal committee heard public testimony Tuesday on a measure that would allow people who were wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the state for the years they lost behind bars.
Jan 16, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Inslee took the helm of the state on Wednesday just days after the start of the 105-day legislative session
Jan 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM
Washington lawmakers return to Olympia on Monday with a new governor, a new Senate majority leader and a new batch of contentious issues.
Jan 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

It didn’t take long for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office to decide it needed to do something once local residents began reacting to the deadly shootings in Connecticut.
“Our agency started seeing an increase in the number of people...
Dec 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM
Gov.-elect Jay Inslee has hired an Olympia head-hunting firm to find the best people to lead Washington's top agencies in his administration.
Dec 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM
Democratic Sen. Ed Murray says he's not ceding his leadership position until members of a new Republican-majority caucus move to change the rules on the Senate floor to put someone else in charge.
Dec 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Two Democrats in the Washington state Senate abandoned their caucus Monday, vowing to work with Republicans to control the chamber and push conservative budgeting principles.

Democratic Sens. Rodney Tom of Bellevue and Tim Sheldon of...
Dec 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Dwight Pelz said Monday that he now considers Sens. Rodney Tom of Bellevue and Tim Sheldon of Potlatch to be Republicans. Both senators said they still call themselves Democrats, even though they plan to work with the GOP in the upcoming legislative session.

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