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Ore. Bill Targets Johns Who Pay For Sex With Minor

The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would toughen penalties for people who solicit sex with underage prostitutes.

06/07/2013

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Ore. House Approves Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a crime to smoke in a car with kids.

06/03/2013

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Gay Marriage Law, R74, Will be Decided by Voters

Referendum 74 asks people to either approve or reject the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage. That law, passed earlier this year, is on hold pending next month’s vote.

10/13/2012

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WA Roll-Your-Own Machines May be Gone for Good

Roll-your-own cigarette machines may be out of business for good, just as Washington state was looking to tax them.

07/10/2012

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Gov Gregoire to Sign Gay Marriage Bill Today

Gregoire will sign the bill legalizing gay marriage in the Capitol at 11:30am. The law takes effect June 7, but opponents have promised to fight back with a ballot measure that would allow voters to overturn it.

02/13/2012

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Washington Governor To Sign Gay Marriage Bill Into Law

Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign a measure legalizing gay marriage in Washington state into law on Monday.

02/13/2012

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WA Gay Marriage Bill Passes 55-43

The Washington state Legislature has voted to legalize gay marriage, setting the stage for the state to become the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to wed.

02/08/2012

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WA State Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the state a step closer to becoming the seventh to allow lesbian and gay couples to wed.

02/02/2012

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Puget Sound Energy May Give $50 Credit for Outage

Customers of Puget Sound Energy who are without power for five full days are entitled to a $50 credit on their bill.

01/23/2012

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WA Senate One Vote Short on Gay Marriage Proposal

A conservative Democrat who once opposed gay marriage now says he will support it. A half-dozen uncommitted votes remain.

01/19/2012

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