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Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleged that Dish Network charged customers an extra dollar to cover its cost for higher business taxes, but did not notify customers about the fee. (Getty Images)

Dish Network To Refund $2 Million To Washington Customers 

Attorney general alleged the satellite TV company charged customers an extra dollar to recoup costs for higher business tax.

04/15/2014

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

State Senate OKs Fish Wars Bill, Heads To Inslee

American Indian tribal members arrested while exercising their treaty fishing rights before 1975 would get the chance to clear their criminal records under a bill headed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk.

CBS Seattle–03/06/2014

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Protests Bills That Would Limit Expansion

Tesla enthusiasts drove their electric cars to Olympia on Monday to protest legislation they said would prevent the company from opening and operating additional facilities in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2014

Bill would protect minors from practitioners of "gay conversion therapy." (Getty Images)

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

A teen girl rescued from a human trafficking ring after a police operation in Guatemala. (Getty Images)

Human Trafficking Bills Pass State Legislature

House and Senate leaders will meet to finalize legislation.

02/13/2014

The bill would force tanning salons that serve anyone under 18 to pay a $250 fine. (Getty Images)

Bill Would Ban Tanning Beds For Most Teens

Tanning facilities that serve minors would face a $250 fine.

01/20/2014

File photo of Gov. Jay Inslee. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Inslee Wants Minimum Wage Increase

Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee says it should go even higher.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2014

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

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

State officials want to prevent people from smoking marijuana at bars and nightclubs. (Getty Images)

Stake Taking Steps To Make Sure Marijuana Isn’t Used At Bars

Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren’t using marijuana in bars and nightclubs.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2013

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

State Senate Leaders Claim Budget Deal Reached

Leaders in the state Senate said Wednesday that lawmakers have agreed to the framework of a new budget to avert a government shutdown, but counterparts in the House cautioned that no final accord had been reached.

CBS Seattle–06/27/2013

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