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There's money in a state highway budget that passed the Washington House Thursday to study a one-of-a-kind possible toll bridge fashioned out of retired Navy aircraft carriers.

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is choosing to remain mostly silent about his legal troubles.

Friday marks two months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot by police in Pasco, Washington after he was reportedly throwing rocks in a crowded intersection.

Oregon lawmakers decided Wednesday to make it less likely for people who win big at the Oregon Lottery to keep getting public assistance.

The ping-pong of transportation plans between the Idaho House and Senate promises to make this a long week at the Capitol.

Oregon lawmakers are turning their attention to earthquake and tsunami preparedness.

A proposal to make it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving has died in the Washington House. The measure failed to get a vote before a key deadline Tuesday.

For the third year in a row, railroad workers in Washington have been dealt a defeat in the legislature.

Four years ago, a train crash in southwest Washington killed two railroad workers and their driver.

Oregon lawmakers have approved a plan to spend nearly $7.3 billion on public schools. The Oregon Senate voted Monday to send the measure to Democratic Governor Kate Brown.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter has vetoed a repeal of so-called “instant horse racing” and has asked Idaho lawmakers to come up with a different strategy for dealing with the gambling machines in the state.

The Washington House and Senate will soon begin to negotiate a new two-year budget, but first they have to get past a roadblock.

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.

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