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May 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM PDT
Washington finalized swift changes to the state's definition of marijuana Wednesday after prosecutors and crime lab scientists expressed concern about the technical aspects of a voter-approved legalization initiative.
Apr 30, 2013 at 12:35 AM PDT
With the Washington state Legislature set to convene a special session on May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee, House Democrats and the Republican-dominated Senate majority will be tasked with working toward a budget deal. But that likely won't be the only...
Apr 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM PDT
If it was easy, the Legislators wouldn't be coming back for a special session.

But it's been far from easy as lawmakers adjourned their 105-day session without an agreement on a new two-year budget.

"We are close on some issues,...
Apr 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM PDT
One of the biggest divides on coming up with two-year budget is how to pay for public education.
Apr 28, 2013 at 6:33 PM PDT
The $8.8 billion proposal, includes continued funding for the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel project, a replacement bridge for State Route 520 over Lake Washington and high-occupancy lanes on Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
Apr 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM PDT
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking the White House to disregard pressure from the governors of Washington and Oregon and refuse to evaluate the effects of greenhouse gases that would be emitted by exporting U.S. coal to Asia from ports in the Northwest.
Apr 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM PDT
Leaders in both the House and Senate seemed to resign themselves to the prospect of an overtime session, with the regular 105-day period coming to an end Sunday night
Apr 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM PDT
State senators voted unanimously on Saturday to establish laws around the handling of social media in the workplace. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's signature.
Apr 22, 2013 at 8:21 PM PDT
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed off on the final installment of a six-year effort to make language in the state's copious laws gender-neutral.
Apr 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT
Bill would become law with Inslee's signature and proceeds would benefit youth and veterans; the plates are expected to go on sale in January and would cost $40 with a $30 annual renewal fee
Apr 17, 2013 at 6:28 AM PDT
Gov. Jay Inslee and a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a plan on Tuesday that would make changes to the state's impaired driving laws, including requiring an arrest on the first offense and mandatory jail time if offenders don't enroll in a...
Apr 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM PDT
The state House on Friday approved a budget that assumes $1.3 billion in new revenue to put more money into the state's education system, while also patching a projected deficit for the next two-year budget.
Apr 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM PDT
Two key members of the Washington state Senate on Friday threw cold water on the prospects for putting up the money that Gov. Jay Inslee says is necessary to keep the estimated $3.1 billion project on track
Apr 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM PDT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Washington state lawmakers Wednesday that they must commit hundreds of millions of dollars toward the estimated $3.1 billion Columbia River Crossing project this year or risk losing up to $1.2 billion in federal support.
Apr 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM PDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Washington state lawmakers Wednesday that they must commit hundreds of millions of dollars toward the estimated $3.1 billion Columbia River Crossing project this year or...