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Starting October 1, adults in Oregon will be able to walk into a medical marijuana dispensary and buy pot for recreational use. But not in dozens of communities across the state, where local officials have banned such sales.

Washington state officials are moving faster on a scheduled inspection of the amphibious fleet that had a vehicle involved in a fatal crash Thursday on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.

Washington anti-tax activist Tim Eyman could face civil or even criminal sanctions for alleged campaign finance violations.

Software giant Microsoft had several chances Wednesday to impress Chinese leaders with the company's vision of a "free and open" Internet.

The City of Pasco, Washington, announced Wednesday it’s putting two police officers back to work. The officers were put on leave after shooting farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes to death in February.

All four Washington legislative leaders have signed a letter calling on indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to immediately resign. The letter was hand delivered to the auditor’s office Wednesday morning.

Pasco School Board Delays Approval Of Teacher Contract

Sep 23, 2015

It’s been a week since teachers in Pasco walked off the picket line and back into the classroom. But Tuesday night the Pasco School Board backed off its plans to ratify a new contract with the local teachers union.

Washington Secretary of Corrections Bernie Warner is leaving to take a job with a private prison company.

Solar company REC Silicon Tuesday warned of big layoffs at a factory in central Washington if a trade dispute between the U.S. and China drags on much longer.

Two African-American brothers shot by a white Olympia police officer in May have pleaded not guilty to assault charges.

The state of Oregon has agreed to a nearly $300,000 settlement with the data manager who leaked personal emails belonging to former governor John Kitzhaber.

Washington’s second largest industry, agriculture, is looking for a place at the negotiation table Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The governors of Oregon and Washington will be among a contingent in discussion with the president of China as he kicks off his state visit in the Pacific Northwest Tuesday.

The administration of Washington Governor Jay Inslee has officially begun a rulemaking to cap greenhouse gas pollution from large industrial sources. Inslee is flexing his executive powers to bypass the state legislature, which has repeatedly chosen not to put a price on carbon.

Washington anti-tax activist Tim Eyman is in trouble again with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission. A lengthy investigative report released Monday alleges Eyman received a series of unreported payments.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with titans of Northwest commerce Tuesday and Wednesday on their home turf: Think Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown told a reporter in Pendleton, Oregon, Friday that she will run for the office next year.

Brian Phillips spent 71 days in solitary confinement this summer. He was locked up in the Thurston County Jail near Olympia, Washington, after he went off his psychiatric medication and had several run-ins with police.

Speed limits are going up on many eastern Oregon highways next year. But higher speeds will mean fewer chances to pass on the region's two-lane roads.

The lawyer for indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has more than 80,000 pages of transcripts, witness statements and documents to wade through.