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Dan Sullivan Wins Alaska’s GOP Senate Primary

Sullivan entered the primary the presumed front-runner, with the backing of national GOP powerbrokers and a huge cash advantage over his rivals.

CBS Seattle–7 hours ago

Republicans are hoping to pick up the Senate seat that was held by Max Baucus for six terms. (Getty Images)

Montanans Set Stage For November Elections

Republicans are hoping to win the Senate seat held by Max Baucus for six terms.

06/03/2014

Rep. Mike Simpson fended off a conservative challenger; Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Raul Labrador also won their respective GOP primaries. (Getty Images)

Simpson, Risch, Labrador Win Idaho GOP Primaries 

Rep. Mike Simpson fended off a conservative challenger who drew early support from anti-tax advocates.

05/20/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

File photo of students taking a test. (Photo by MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate OKs Wide-Ranging Education Reform Bill

The Senate has approved a measure that makes a variety of changes in the state’s education system, including an enhanced focus on young students who are reading below grade level and development of rules on how to handle student discipline.

CBS Seattle–06/14/2013

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

Local Agencies Prepping For Possible Shutdown

Washington state agencies are working to identify which areas of government will need to cease operations if the Legislature fails to pass a budget over the next 18 days.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2013

Screen capture of Sen. Don Benton. He said he was prepared to go into another special legislative session to ensure that the Legislature preserves the Senate goal of not raising taxes. (Credit: donbenton.src.wastateleg.org)

Wash. Lawmakers May Miss Another Major Deadline

Washington lawmakers may not complete their work on time — again. This time, the stakes are getting higher.

06/07/2013

File photo of a doctor performing an ultrasound. (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

State Senate Group Blocks Abortion Insurance

A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate blocked discussion on a plan to require insurers to cover abortion Wednesday, voting down a procedural motion after a tense exchange about why the legislation has languished in the chamber.

04/17/2013

File photo of a person holding a drivers license. (Photo by TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ore. Senate Mulls Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday heard their first public testimony on a bill to grant short-term driver’s licenses to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the United States, and the discussion got heated as opponents said it would encourage more people to come to Oregon illegally and supporters said it would make the state’s roads safer.

04/11/2013

File photo of barrels of wine. (Photo by VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Wine In Reusable Growlers? Ore. Senate Says Cheers

Fans of Oregon craft beer can bring a reusable container known as a “growler” to their local brewery and fill up, and the Oregon wine industry wants in on that kind of trade.

03/28/2013

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