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The Washington House has joined the state Senate in banning openly carried guns in the public viewing galleries.

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to take up cases challenging gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.

In the years before Washington and Oregon legalized recreational pot for adults, thousands of people were convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy has been named “officer of the year” for his actions in the aftermath of the Oso landslide.

Umbrellas, strollers and backpacks were already banned from the public viewing galleries in the Washington House and Senate.

Up and down the West Coast there are beach towns where it would be challenging to escape a tsunami.

The Washington Supreme Court Thursday ordered a new trial for the getaway driver in the 2009 killings of four Lakewood, Washington, police officers.

Guns are allowed in the Washington state Capitol, but state law makes it illegal to carry a firearm in a manner designed to intimidate.

A gay rights proposal known as the “Add the Words” bill will be heard for the first time in the Idaho legislature.

A popular gift now for Chinese New Year is a box of red apples from Washington. But Northwest shippers say a labor dispute at West Coast ports is jeopardizing that lucrative overseas market.

Hemp advocates have launched a renewed bid to make hemp farming lawful in Washington state.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said the state is at a crossroads and it’s time to reinvest.

A municipal court judge in suburban Seattle has dismissed domestic violence charges against home-grown soccer superstar Hope Solo.

Idaho Democrats predict more common ground than usual at the state Capitol this year.

After discoveries of avian flu in Washington state and Oregon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state officials are testing flocks near the latest outbreaks in southeast Washington.

China is now on the growing list of countries that won’t accept poultry or eggs from the U.S.

Kitzhaber Calls For Greater Prosperity For All Oregonians

Jan 12, 2015

John Kitzhaber gave a record-setting fourth inaugural speech as Oregon governor Monday.

Idaho's governor vowed in his state of the state address Monday to continue the legal fight against gay marriage.

Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber made Oregon history Monday as he was inaugurated for a fourth term.

Republicans control the Washington Senate. But Monday’s start of the 2015 session featured a Democratic insurgency.

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