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In Olympia, legislative budget writers got a shot of good news Friday regarding tax collections.

Oregon's new governor promised continuity for the most part as she faced the press for the first time since taking the oath of office on Wednesday.

Some Latinos in the Tri-Cities are renewing their call for a federal investigation into last week’s Pasco police shooting.

Idaho parents who don’t want their child to have to pass the state’s standardized test for graduation would be able to opt-out under a bill in the state Senate.

An Idaho House panel on Thursday passed a spate of bills that would trim certain criminal offenses from Idaho law.

All the bullet fragments have been recovered from the Pasco police shooting scene and body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

The sun rose and then quickly set again on a proposal by some state legislators to abolish daylight saving time in Washington state.

The cutterhead on Seattle's troubled tunnel boring machine broke through the wall of a rescue pit at midday Thursday.

Oregon taxpayers could receive an unexpected windfall next year.

A judge in Benton County, Washington, has ruled that a flower shop in the Tri-Cities broke the law when it refused to serve a gay couple planning a wedding two years ago.

According to the Idaho Supreme Court, an apparent error in Idaho’s legal code could make certain highway speed limits unenforceable.

A bill headed to the Idaho House would allow friends and family members of opioid drug users to obtain medication to counteract overdoses.

Kate Brown has been sworn in as Oregon's 38th governor.

A governor will take the oath of office for the second time in as many months in Oregon on Wednesday. Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as the state's chief executive. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in as governor Wednesday morning.

Local investigations of last week's police shooting in Pasco are ongoing.

Legislative moves to limit school immunization exemptions are drawing vocal opposition from some parents. Opponents of mandatory vaccination crowded a public hearing at the state capitol in Olympia Tuesday, and the scene could repeat itself in Salem Wednesday.

Idaho lawmakers took the advice of doctors Tuesday on changes to a bill that would regulate abortion-inducing medication. Physicians said certain requirements in the original bill would be impossible to fulfill in some cases.

The Idaho Senate Tuesday passed a bill that would repeal a law allowing so-called “instant horse-racing” gambling machines. One senator said the Legislature had been the victim of a “bait and switch.”

The case of an infant who nearly died from severe abuse has captured the attention of Washington lawmakers. The child’s adoptive parents testified Tuesday in favor a proposed law named in their son’s honor.

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