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Gov. Inslee Signs Health Care Information Sharing Measure

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will give consumers, employers, doctors and others more information about the cost and quality of health care providers and services.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2015

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Montana Senate Endorses Bill To Help Halt Human Trafficking

A bill aiming to halt human trafficking in Montana is one vote away from passing through the Legislature.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2015

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Idaho House Passes Presidential Primary Election Bill

The Idaho House has endorsed a $2 million proposal to move presidential primary elections to March, despite staunch opposition from lawmakers who say taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for associated political events.

CBS Seattle–03/31/2015

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Montana Lawmaker Says Yoga Pants Should Be Illegal

A Montana legislative panel moved to kill an indecent exposure bill Wednesday after the lawmaker who introduced it said he thinks yoga pants should be illegal.

02/12/2015

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Bill Would Require Ballots To Note Costs Of Initiatives

Voters’ ballots would note the potential financial impact of initiatives under a measure debated on Monday before a Senate committee.

02/09/2015

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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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