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On Friday afternoons, the crowd at the B gates of the Boise Airport includes a lot of familiar faces from the Idaho capitol.

Rural Oregon lawmakers say they want to get "up to speed" with neighboring states.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown's office has released 94,000 emails that were sent to and from former first lady Cylvia Hayes.

The Oregon Senate could give final approval Monday to a $7.3 billion spending plan for public schools.

You know the beautiful, mass-produced tomatoes you can buy at the grocery store? You can drop one and it'll bounce back unharmed, but doesn't taste like much.

The Oregon Senate voted Thursday to lower the age that children have to enroll in school from age seven to age six.

A federal judge in Seattle Thursday ordered the state of Washington to provide mental health evaluations to jail inmates within seven days.

The Idaho Senate is teeing up for a new round of negotiations Monday on how to fund much-needed repairs on roads and bridges.

Idaho teachers could start seeing raises as soon as next fall after Governor Butch Otter signed a pay plan known as the “career ladder” into law Thursday.

Records released Wednesday show it wasn’t just a federal grand jury that sought records from the Washington State Auditor’s office last month.

Oregon lawmakers appear to moving ahead on a measure that would require criminal background checks on most private gun sales.

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley said a federal grand jury inquiry into his past is a distraction, but he does not believe it compromises the work of his office.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday hinted at a minimum wage ballot measure in 2016. The Democrat said that Washington voters will decide the issue.

When Sue Olson started working for the U.S. Army Corps as a young woman, she first heard about Hanford in an urgent message. “Don’t come to Hanford -- it’s rattlesnakes, sagebrush and dust storms.”

The Oregon House debated more than two hours Tuesday before voting to fund public schools.

Majority Republicans in the Washington state Senate unveiled a no-new-taxes budget Tuesday that would still boost spending by $4 billion.

Passenger rail advocates came to the Oregon capitol Monday to ask lawmakers to preserve state support for Amtrak trains.

Two of the highest priority issues for Washington House Democrats are a $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick leave.

House Democrats on Friday unveiled a proposed $1.5 billion tax package. Senate Republicans plan to rollout their proposed budget later this week.

The Idaho House is set to vote Monday on a bill that would move Idaho’s presidential primary from May to March.

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