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Oregon House Votes To Outlaw Hunting With Drones

Lawmakers in the Oregon House agree unanimously that drones should not be used for hunting or fishing.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Montana Lawmakers Consider Bill Criminalizing Careless Gun Handling

Montana lawmakers are considering a bill to make careless gun handling a criminal offense.

CBS Seattle–03/05/2015

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Gay Protections Bill Held By Idaho Legislative Panel

Idaho lawmakers have essentially killed a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people, once again blocking attempts by gay rights supporters to amend the state’s anti-discrimination law.

CBS Seattle–01/29/2015

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5 Things To Watch In The State Legislature This Year

Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday, and while they don’t have to grapple with a budget shortfall for the first time in several years, they still face pressing issues over funding for education and transportation.

CBS Seattle–01/13/2014

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Wash. Lawmakers Adjourn, End Grueling Year

Washington lawmakers adjourned for the year Saturday, bringing an end to a grueling six months of work that included two overtime sessions needed to resolve budget disputes.

06/29/2013

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Advocates File Gun Control Initiative

Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales have filed a ballot initiative.

CBS Seattle–06/11/2013

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Wash. Lawmakers Heading To Extended Session

With just one day before the end of session, Washington lawmakers slogged through a handful of lingering bills Saturday but appeared to make little progress toward the ultimate goal of a final budget agreement.

04/27/2013

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State Lawmakers Consider Tougher DUI Laws

Lawmakers are considering tightening up the state’s laws against driving under the influence after two recent cases that left three dead and two — including an infant — critically injured.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2013

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State Lawmakers Consider Gender-Neutral Language Bill

Over the past six years, state officials have engaged in the onerous task of changing the language used in the state’s copious laws, including thousands of words and phrases, many written more than a century ago when the idea of women working on police forces or on fishing boats wasn’t a consideration.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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Death Penalty Foes Introduce Measure In Olympia

Republican and Democratic lawmakers against the death penalty have introduced a measure eliminating it. But they fully acknowledge that the bill won’t go anywhere this year in Olympia.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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