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A few minutes past the last minute, the Washington Legislature renewed an expiring tax incentive to promote non-polluting plug-in cars.

The sound and scenes of a Pasco Police shooting that have been under wraps for months are surfacing now with new detail.

The voter-approved Measure 91 is now in effect and adults in Oregon can now legally possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes.

Oregon's legislative session opened in January with words of hope and optimism from Governor John Kitzhaber. But when the final gavel falls, Kitzhaber won't be among those celebrating at the capitol.

Wage activists filed a ballot measure in Salem Tuesday that would increase Oregon’s hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour beginning 2017.

The Oregon Senate Wednesday passed a bill to regulate chemicals in children’s products for the first time.

Data from an investigation of the Pasco Police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was released this afternoon by the Franklin County Prosecutor.

Living witnesses to the forced relocation of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II are growing fewer every year. Many who were incarcerated are in their 80s and 90s now.

About 10,000 people visit southeast Washington state’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation every year. And after a few hours on the bus, some are dazed like tourists who’ve seen one Italian cathedral too many.

On those tours, they have guides. But even folks who don’t come to Hanford’s physical site have a "tour guide" -- someone who can translate the language of Hanford and its nuclear legacy: Liz Mattson.

The Washington state Senate Wednesday morning failed to muster a two-thirds vote to suspend a voter-approved class size reduction measure. That could put a $2 billion hole in the freshly passed two-year budget.

After watching newly disclosed videos of their son’s death, the parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the Pasco, Washington, man shot by police in February, appeared in deep grief.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a new two-year budget into law just before midnight Tuesday averting a partial government shutdown.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Washington, in February, have new details about their son's death.

Public health officials say the rise in cases of the STD gonorrhea has continued unabated this year in much of the Northwest.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee will sign a new two-year budget into law Tuesday, just in time to avert a partial government shutdown.

Oregon shoppers and bottled water will remain untaxed in Washington’s next two-year budget, but a couple of other tax exemptions will be eliminated.

A U.S. national team stocked with players from Northwest pro soccer teams faces its toughest test to date at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Recreational marijuana will be legal in Oregon starting July 1. And with it comes a host of new business opportunities.

Washington’s gas tax would go up nearly 12 cents per gallon to fund road projects under a deal struck between Democrats and Republicans.

With a third special session underway, the Washington House and Senate plan to vote sometime Monday on a two-year budget.

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