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Lawmakers Debate Child-Support Bill Thwarted By Shariah Law Concerns

Idaho lawmakers have returned to Boise for a special session to address failed legislation that risks U.S. participation in an international treaty that aims to make it easier for parents worldwide to collect child-support payments.

05/18/2015

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Adoptee From South Korea Faces Deportation From US

More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn’t last long.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

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REAL ID Deadline Extension Granted To Washington

The federal government has granted Washington state a temporary extension from enforcement of tough new requirements for proof of U.S. residency for driver’s licenses and other government-sanctioned ID.

CBS Seattle–01/23/2015

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Washington Health Exchange Receives $27M From Federal Government

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is getting $27 million from the federal government to improve its customer web site.

CBS Seattle–01/20/2015

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Washington Rates For Health Insurance Raise In 2015

People who buy their own health insurance in Washington state can expect rates to go up in 2015, but probably not as fast as insurance costs increased in the years before federal health care reform took effect.

CBS Seattle–06/12/2014

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Snohomish County To Get $7.6 Million From FEMA 

Payment comes as President Obama tours landslide area.

04/22/2014

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Wash. Wins $7.8M Bonus From Government For Getting Kids On Insurance

Washington state has won a performance bonus of $7.8 million from the federal government for signing thousands of kids up for health insurance.

12/31/2013

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Prosecutor: Wash. Medical Pot System ‘Not Tenable’

Washington’s medical marijuana system is “not tenable” in light of new guidance from the U.S. Justice Department about its pot-related enforcement priorities, the chief federal prosecutors in the state said Thursday.

08/29/2013

Legalizing marijuana, and keeping the federal government from enforcing laws against the states are both favored in recent polls. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Polls Slightly Favor Pot Legalization, Keeping Feds Out

A slight majority of Americans favor both the legalization of marijuana, and that the federal government should back off of state pot laws.

12/07/2012

The FDA released nine new warning labels hoping they would be required for cigarette packs in the U.S. (Photo by FDA via Getty Images)

Court Upholds Block on Graphic Cigarette Warnings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a decision barring the federal government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can […]

CBS Seattle–08/24/2012

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