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File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Dozens Of New Laws Take Effect In Washington

About 200 new laws take effect this week, including one that expands state financial aid for college students who are in the country without legal status

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

Republicans are hoping to pick up the Senate seat that was held by Max Baucus for six terms. (Getty Images)

Montanans Set Stage For November Elections

Republicans are hoping to win the Senate seat held by Max Baucus for six terms.

06/03/2014

A spokesman for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says they are overjoyed their son has returned to the United States.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Obama’s POW ‘Prisoner Swap': Who Is Bowe Bergdahl?

As Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers from five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan and amid questions about whether he’s a hero or a deserter, some who know him say his personality is too multi-faceted to be summed up so neatly in black and white.

CBS Seattle–06/03/2014

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Seattle Man Pleads Guilty To Voter Intimidation

James Webb Baker Jr. was accused of sending letters to GOP donors questioning their citizenship status and ability to vote in the 2012 election

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

Robyn Selman, right, and Karin Cook, wait in line to enter the Manhattan clerks office to be married on July 24, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Idaho Gay Marriage Plaintiffs Seek Court Costs

Four couples who successfully sued Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter over the state’s gay marriage ban are now asking to be reimbursed for nearly half a million dollars of attorney fees and other court costs

CBS Seattle–05/28/2014

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Big Money Pouring Into Wash. Senate Race

The ongoing power struggle in the Washington state Senate has made one upper chamber race in an off-year election the most expensive legislative contest in state history.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2013

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Charges: Up To $300K Stolen From State Senate Dems

Prosecutors say the former head of a campaign committee supporting Democratic state Senate candidates has been charged with theft after admitting he embezzled up to $300,000.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Activists Plan Protest Of Wisc. Governor’s Visit

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is headed to Seattle on Thursday and New York City later this month for a pair of fundraisers.

CBS Seattle–09/03/2013

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Ed Koch: The Archived Interview With Lee Callahan

We lost Ed Koch over the weekend, due to congestive heart failure at the age of 88.  He was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, but is best known […]

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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