Northwest News Network

It took an extra trip to Boise. But Idaho lawmakers Monday adopted new federal rules on child support after a whirlwind 11-hour session.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is in the midst of his second tour in less than a year to drum up support to export coal through the Northwest.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed several new mental health laws in recent days. The question is whether they will be funded.

Oregon could join a national movement to change the way the president is elected.

Marijuana sales and a recovering housing market should help boost Washington tax collections by more than $300 million over the next two years.

The controversial Idaho bill dealing with foreign child support orders is moving ahead in the legislature, despite impassioned opposition on the House floor.

As Northwest states debate whether to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 per hour, some adults with developmental disabilities continue to be paid as little as 25 cents per hour.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency Friday.

Washington’s 30-day special session is more than half over and there is still no sign of a budget deal.

Mentally ill inmates continue to languish in Washington jails despite a recent federal judge’s ruling that the practice is unconstitutional.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency due to low snowpack Friday.

Freight railroads in the Northwest appear unlikely to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to install the type of system safety regulators say could have prevented Tuesday's deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.

It’s been nearly two years since Joel Reuter fired a pistol from his condo balcony and was shot to death by Seattle police. Thursday, Governor Jay Inslee signed “Joel’s Law.”

A souped-up paddle board, custom rowing craft and high performance, carbon fiber sailboats are just some of the eye-catching entries in the inaugural Race to Alaska.

By 2018, the state of Washington should have a treasure trove of data on the cost and quality of health care.

Dozens of countries, including the U.S., have agreed on how to handle child support payments when one parent is in a different country. But the state of Idaho is holding out.

Washington lawmakers are taking heat for an 11 percent pay raise they didn’t ask for.

Oregon economists told lawmakers Thursday that a robust economy means they'll have more money to spend on schools, human services and public safety.

Federal courts may force the U.S. Department of Energy to adhere to new timelines to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state.

The future of marijuana policy in the Oregon legislature is still unclear.

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