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Legislature Advances Proposed Indian Language Programs

Montana lawmakers are advancing a proposal that would encourage schools to develop Indian language immersion programs.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2015

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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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Idaho House Passes Presidential Primary Election Bill

The Idaho House has endorsed a $2 million proposal to move presidential primary elections to March, despite staunch opposition from lawmakers who say taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for associated political events.

CBS Seattle–03/31/2015

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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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