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As promised, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has called an immediate second special session of the legislature. It begins Friday.

Oregon's Ethics Commission would have to speed up its investigations under a measure approved in the Oregon House Thursday.

To raise or not to raise taxes? That is the question that’s pushing Washington lawmakers into a second 30-day special session.

The U.S. Department of Justice is having Pasco, Washington, police officers and residents meet for coffee and a conversation Wednesday following the police shooting of a farmworker there earlier in February.

Washington lawmakers will have to return for a second 30-day special session. The first overtime session ends Thursday and the House and Senate still don’t have a budget deal.

Federal prosecutors allege indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley paid his defense attorney out of a pot of money that’s central to his tax evasion case.

Two branches of the federal government struck a deal Tuesday on when to clean up radioactive sludge near the Columbia River.

The Washington state Department of Corrections has contracted with The GEO Group, Inc, a Florida-based private prison company, to house up to 1,000 prisoners in Michigan to ease overcrowding.

Supporters of a proposal to extend paid sick time to most Oregon workers say the legislation has stalled.

Police released surveillance video and the 911 call Friday from a shoplifting that preceded a police shooting in Olympia, Washington.

The clock runs out Thursday on Washington’s 30-day special session of the legislature. There are indications the pace of budget negotiations has picked up, but a second special session is still likely.

Officials from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare are asking people to take precautions around ground squirrels after a squirrel south of Boise tested positive for plague.

Opponents of two liquefied natural gas export terminals proposed for Oregon will take their message to the state capitol Tuesday.

It's that time of year when hordes of 20-somethings start sharing rides to remote locations -- music festival season.

  The two, unarmed black men shot by a white Olympia police officer early Thursday morning are expected to survive.

Democratic Representative Tobias Read introduced a bill Thursday that would divert a potential kicker tax rebate.

Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum said he expects a “respectful” and non-violent response to the shooting of two unarmed black men by a white police officer.

According to numbers out Wednesday, the number of people out of work and looking for jobs is returning to pre-recession levels in the Northwest.

Oregon is looking for volunteers for a new pay-by-the-mile tax.

The Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted clearance for takeoff to big batches of commercial drone operators.

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