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May 1, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Marriage will no longer be an absolute defense against allegations of some forms of rape and sexual assault in Washington state.
Apr 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM
One of the biggest divides on coming up with two-year budget is how to pay for public education.
Apr 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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 1:15 PM
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 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM
As lawmakers head into the final days of the 105-day regular legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged Wednesday that the clock might run out before a budget deal is struck and agreement is reached on other bills he says are still in play.
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 22, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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
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 9:30 PM
Another measure seeking to control gun violence failed in the state Legislature on Wednesday, with senators deciding not to vote on a bill that would have required people to surrender their weapons when they are placed under a restraining order.
Apr 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM
A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate blocked discussion on a plan to require insurers to cover abortion Wednesday, voting down a procedural motion after a tense exchange about why the legislation has languished in the chamber.
Apr 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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 16, 2013 at 6:07 PM
More state troopers are on the way to find drunk drivers here in Yakima County. KIMA learned a new unit will soon be on patrol, modeled after a successful program on the West Side.
Apr 10, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Democrats in the state House proposed a budget plan Wednesday that would eliminate a variety of tax breaks to help pay for education and avoid some of the cuts to social services recently approved by the Senate.
Apr 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM
The Washington state Legislature has passed a measure to allow 18-year-olds to taste — and spit out — alcohol in certain classroom settings.
Apr 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Lawmakers are considering tightening up the state's laws against driving under the influence after two recent cases that left three dead and two - including an infant - critically injured.