Lawmakers Debate Child-Support Bill Thwarted By Shariah Law ConcernsIdaho 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.
Adoptee From South Korea Faces Deportation From USMore 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.
REAL ID Deadline Extension Granted To WashingtonThe 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.
Washington Health Exchange Receives $27M From Federal GovernmentThe Washington Health Benefit Exchange is getting $27 million from the federal government to improve its customer web site.
Washington Rates For Health Insurance Raise In 2015People 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.
Snohomish County To Get $7.6 Million From FEMA Payment comes as President Obama tours landslide area.
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.
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.
Polls Slightly Favor Pot Legalization, Keeping Feds OutA slight majority of Americans favor both the legalization of marijuana, and that the federal government should back off of state pot laws.
Court Upholds Block on Graphic Cigarette Warnings
Western WA Tribes Say Fishing Rights at RiskWestern 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.
Federal Government To Pay $1 Billion To American Indian Tribes To Settle LawsuitThe 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.

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