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Wash. State Medicaid Expansion Allows Post-Death Estate ‘Payback’ Penalties

Washington State officials are scrambling to change a state rule that allows a “payback” health care bill to be sent to a Medicaid recipient’s estate after their death.

12/16/2013

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Inslee Calls Special Session To Keep 777X In Wash.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday called for a special session of the Legislature in hopes of swiftly approving a package of bills that are part of a broad bid to get Boeing to build the composite wings and fuselage of its new 777X in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–11/06/2013

Iceberg in Lemaire Channel

Inslee Tapped For Obama Climate Task Force

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the political leaders who will be part of President Barack Obama’s task force on climate issues.

CBS Seattle–11/01/2013

The US Capitol in Washington is seen on September 30, 2013 as a possible government shutdown looms. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington State Health Exchange Ready To Launch

Officials launching Washington state’s new health insurance exchange have said they aren’t concerned that computer glitches, bad weather or even debates in Washington, D.C., over a possible government shutdown will stop people from signing up for health insurance when the marketplace debuts on Tuesday.

09/30/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Officials Seek More Info On Hanford Cleanup Plan

Government regulators and watchdog groups say they want more information about a new Department of Energy proposal to speed cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Drilling At Seattle Tunnel Project To Resume

Longshoremen picketing the site of Seattle’s $2 billion tunnel project have agreed to allow work at the site to proceed while they continue to seek a resolution to a dispute over a handful of jobs at the waterfront site, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–09/17/2013

Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment." (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Inslee On Feds’ Marijuana Decision: We Can ‘Move Forward’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into […]

CBS Seattle–08/29/2013

Former State Lawmaker Kip Tokuda Dies

Kim Tokuda, a former state lawmaker and community activist, has died. He was 66.

CBS Seattle–07/16/2013

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Washington One Week Away From Gov’t Shutdown

Legislators from both parties said Sunday they were still searching for a final budget compromise that would avert the temporary layoff of many state workers. Negotiators described ongoing progress but acknowledged that there was a possibility that talks could continue dragging on.

CBS Seattle–06/24/2013

File photo of the bridge collapse over the Skagit River. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Collapsed I-5 Skagit River Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

A temporary bridge over the Skagit River opens Wednesday, restoring Interstate 5 traffic less than a month after the old bridge collapsed May 23 when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.

CBS Seattle–06/18/2013

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