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Gun Bill Backers Secure Key Vote In State House

Supporters of a plan to expand background checks on gun sales are more optimistic about the bill’s fate after securing another key vote. Democratic Rep. Jamie Pederson of Seattle said Tuesday he expected the state House would take up the measure later in the day. Supporters have been straining to corral a few extra votes that would give the bill majority support in the chamber.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2013

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Pot-Related Bills Advance In State Legislature

Two marijuana-related bills advanced Thursday in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting medical marijuana patients and another that would let people have misdemeanor pot convictions erased.

CBS Seattle–02/21/2013

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State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Tax Medical Pot Sales

Democratic Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would tax marijuana sales from dispensaries 25 percent.

CBS Seattle–02/07/2013

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Susan Cox Powell’s Parents Push For New State Law

Nearly two years after their grandsons were killed, Chuck and Judy Cox testified before a state Senate committee considering a bill that would restrict or block visitation rights for someone who is the subject of a murder investigation.

CBS Seattle–02/01/2013

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Abortion Insurance Bill Creates Debate In Olympia

Abortion rights supporters and opponents packed a Washington state House hearing Thursday and debated a measure that would require insurers to pay for the procedure.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2013

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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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Gregoire Makes Final Speech, Tells Olympia To Preserve Education And Transportation

In her final speech before she leaves office, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday urged the Legislature to focus on education and transportation in the coming months of the new legislative session that started this week.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Best Out of Town Adventures This Weekend Jan 18 – 20

Got a hankering to head out of town? Just a short drive from Seattle will take you to Chelan’s Winterfest, Outhouse Races, Skagit’s Eagle Festival, a Bavarian Ice Festival, a Brewfest, a Wine and Seafood Festival and much more. Here are some of our favorites.

01/14/2013

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State Lawmakers Begin New Session

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a new legislative session facing a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming two-year budget, not counting money they will need to spend to improve funding for education.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

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Seattle’s Most Outrageous Runs of 2013

Whether it’s dressing like Elvis, running in your undies, through mud, foam, with zombies or electric lights, Seattle has got some crazy 5Ks for you in 2013. Get in shape, let loose and have fun! Here are some of our favorites.

01/09/2013

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