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Rural Thurston County, Washington, is the kind of place people move to for a little elbow room. But if you’re a teenager from the suburbs, life can be less than exciting.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown launched a wave of speculation in the state capitol Wednesday by abruptly leaving a conference she was attending in Washington, DC. Brown is first in line of succession to the governor’s office.

Washington lawmakers are considering whether to exempt amateur athletes from state labor laws.

Last week a dusty rain coated cars and windows across eastern Washington, Oregon and north Idaho.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials Tuesday made public their plan to improve safety for workers in the so-called “tank farms.”

The Oregon Secretary of State announced Monday that the state now has a third major political party. The Independent Party has achieved the status that until now, was enjoyed by only Democrats and Republicans.

From a proposed “stand your ground” law to a proposal to make it a crime to unsafely store a gun, gun rights and gun control measures abound in the Washington legislature this year.

The manufacturer of so-called “instant horse racing” machines tried to convince Idaho lawmakers Monday not ban the gambling devices.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has opened an investigation of Governor John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes.

Advisers to the Republican defeated last year by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber have filed a recall petition against him.

A mysterious milky, white dirty rain has fallen across much of Eastern Washington and some of Oregon.

Sleater-Kinney, a band that helped define the Northwest's indie rock scene begins a much-anticipated tour this weekend, starting in Spokane on Sunday, then moving on to Boise on Monday.

We’ve seen rallies and demonstrations against Washington’s new voter-approved background check law. But now a gun rights group is planning a “we will not comply” gun show.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said recent allegations against Governor John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes are "serious and troubling."

Washington state agriculture officials are preparing for the scenario that highly-contagious bird flu will be in the Northwest -- maybe for years.

Eleven packs of wolves have recolonized northeastern Washington. Now besieged politicians from that area are seriously proposing to relocate some of those protected wolves to western and southwestern Washington, where there are none.

Washington state agriculture officials have just finished up the grim task of euthanizing nearly 5,000 birds in Okanogan County.

Idaho lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would establish requirements for doctors who prescribe abortion drugs like RU-486.

A new bill under consideration in the Idaho legislature would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in the state without a permit.

Idaho lawmakers are considering a proposal to make more room for Idaho students in a University of Washington med school program.

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