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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in every state.

Would you let your smartphone share your location if it meant that one day you could come to a stranger's rescue?

Public health officials are concerned about several major athletic events in the Northwest this weekend.

Oregon lawmakers are moving ahead with a plan that would change the way recreational marijuana is taxed.

Washington lawmakers still have time to get a budget deal and avert a partial government shutdown July 1.

Efforts to raise Oregon’s gas tax this year appear to have fizzled out in the legislature.

Oregon drivers could pay an additional four cents per gallon in state taxes. That's part of a massive transportation package unveiled Wednesday by Oregon lawmakers.

The Northwest’s mild winter and warm spring has been good for blueberries. And now Washington and Oregon are on-track to harvest record crops this year.

The Washington National Guard -- joined by officers from Oregon and Idaho -- are preparing for a massive military relief effort.

An Oregon legislative panel has signed off on a plan that would ensure the state's passenger rail service will run at least two more years along the I-5 corridor.

The state of Washington has sent email alerts to 26,000 state employees notifying them of temporary layoff.

Sales of expensive electric cars are getting a jolt from the impending expiration of a sales tax incentive in Washington state. It goes away June 30.

Cigar smokers in Oregon could soon have to pay more in taxes.

Washington House Democrats are moving forward with a plan to eliminate several tax exemptions, but they don’t yet have buy-in from Senate Republicans.

In the last week, Spokane, Washington, has severed most of its official ties with Rachel Dolezal, the local civil rights leader who gained national infamy for lying about her race.

Washington State University President Elson Floyd died Saturday at age 59. WSU announced in early June that Floyd was stepping away from his duties because he had cancer.

Washington lawmakers have until the 30-day special session runs out on June 27 to reach a budget deal. If they fail to do so, a partial government shutdown would begin on July 1.

There’s still no budget deal in Olympia, but Washington House Democrats said Friday they’re willing to drop their push for a state capital gains tax.

Northwest sweet cherry experts are reporting that some orchards are having a hard time getting their fruit picked this year.

If Washington lawmakers don’t have a budget by the end of the month, state government will shut down. But it would only be a partial shutdown.

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