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It was a record-long legislative session in Washington. But the number of bills that actually became law was quite few – comparatively.

Former governor John Kitzhaber directed his office to align some of its interests with the ones fiancée Cylvia Hayes was being paid to advance, according to newly-released emails.

Before they left town, Washington lawmakers approved a nearly $4 billion capital construction budget. That includes $130 million in member-requested projects – what you might call pork.

Embedded in the captivating story of plane crash survivor Autumn Veatch is a cautionary tale about dehydration.

The death of his prized horse has a Washington state lawmaker warning about a noxious weed that’s spreading in the Northwest. That weed is toxic to horses and can have a gruesome effect on their hooves.

Washington, Idaho and Oregon have all placed in the top ten nationally for job growth over the past year.

A north central Washington hospital has discharged a Bellingham girl who emerged from the woods alive two days after a plane crash.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Tuesday a four-year suspension of a voter-approved class size measure. He also signed a two-year delay of a biology test graduation requirement.

Engineer Calls Oregon Earthquake Investment 'A Start'

Jul 14, 2015

The Oregon Legislature made its largest-ever investment for earthquake improvements this past session, but experts say the state still has a long way to go.

In a newly released 911 recording, the teenage girl who walked away from a mountainside plane crash reported she was the only one to make it out alive.

A remote mountain village on the Northwest end of Lake Chelan in Washington state, was braced for an evacuation order because of wildfire Monday night.

A sixteen-year-old girl from Bellingham, Washington, walked out of the woods Monday afternoon -- two days after surviving a small plane crash in the North Cascades.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Monday celebrated a bill to require most employers to provide paid sick leave.

Fire crews said Monday afternoon that the Douglas County Complex fire burning near Wenatchee, Washington, is at least 55 percent contained.

As Oregon voters brace for yet another governor’s race next year, a Republican in the state House announced Monday he might be ready to run.

More than 30 cities and counties in Idaho have changed local laws on firearms or eliminated signage prohibiting guns in public places over the last year. It’s all the result of a systematic effort by one gun-rights group.

Oregon Governor To Sign Statewide Sick Leave Law

Jul 10, 2015

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will sign a set of bills Monday passed by the Legislature this session.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.

The Washington Legislature finally adjourned its 2015 session Friday. The last piece of business was for the state House to approve $508 million in new spending on roads, ferries and transit.

The Washington state Senate voted Thursday afternoon to delay a voter-approved class size measure and a biology test high school graduation requirement.

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