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Washington Counties Struggle With Criminal Justice Costs

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s 39 counties are draining their budgets trying to keep their communities safe and when they have to prosecute a big murder case some fear they’ll end up bankrupt. Counties large […]


Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire, center, celebrates after signing marriage equality legislation into law on Feb. 13, 2012 at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash.

Budget From House Dems Relies On Delayed Payments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House Democrats unveiled their plan to fix the state’s budget shortfall Tuesday, relying on $400 million in delayed payments and reduced support for local governments while largely protecting basic education from […]