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Gov. Jay Inslee (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Inslee Signs Judicial Review Of Mental Health Decisions

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2015

A teen girl rescued from a human trafficking ring after a police operation in Guatemala (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)

Montana Senate Endorses Bill To Help Halt Human Trafficking

A bill aiming to halt human trafficking in Montana is one vote away from passing through the Legislature.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2015

A new study finds that many education grants are only successful while in effect. (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Agreement On New US Education Law Would Aid Washington State

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says she has reached an agreement with her Republican counterpart on the Senate education committee to fix the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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Uber Close To Return In Portland, Oregon, With Regulations

Months after suspending operations in Portland, Uber is on the verge of returning to the city and operating under regulations.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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A Look At Microbrewery Laws Being Considered Nationwide

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

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Florist Who Refused To Do Flowers For Gay Wedding To Appeal

A florist in Washington state who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that she broke a state antidiscrimination law.

02/19/2015

The jury awarded Apple nearly $120 million, much lower than the $2.2 billion Apple demanded. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Jury: Apple And Samsung Were Illegally Using Each Other’s Patents

The jury awarded Apple nearly $120 million, much lower than the $2.2 billion Apple demanded.

05/02/2014

Police had argued that officers need legal protections when out making prostitution busts. (Getty Images)

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree To End Police Sex Loophole

Legislation in new crime bill will revoke a legal exemption that allow police officers to have sex with prostitutes.

04/17/2014

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Hawaii Law Lets Police Have Sex With Prostitutes

Police say officers need legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act.

03/20/2014

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Bill To Prevent Gay Conversion Passes House

Bill would help protect anyone under 18 from being forced to undergo “gay conversion therapy.”

02/14/2014

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