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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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Western WA Tribes Say Fishing Rights at Risk

Western WA Native American tribes say their treaty rights with the U.S. are at risk because the region is losing habitat that salmon need to survive. They say their treaty rights won’t mean much if there’s no salmon to harvest, and they’re warning the federal government that they could resort to court action if more isn’t done.

07/01/2012

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Federal Government To Pay $1 Billion To American Indian Tribes To Settle Lawsuit

The federal government says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of trust lands.

04/11/2012