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‘Sheena’s Law’ Passes Senate, Notifies Family Members When Confiscated Guns Returned

Senators voted 49-0 Friday morning in favor of a bill named for Sheena Henderson, who was shot to death by her husband in a murder-suicide at Spokane’s Deaconess Hospital in July 2014

02/27/2015

File photo of a drone. (credit: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington State Bill Would Add Prison Time For Drone Crimes

Efforts to control unmanned flying aircraft become more prominent

1090 The Fan–02/11/2015

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. (Image via Wehby website)

Senate Candidate Monica Wehby: Ex-Staffer Copied Policies

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word

CBS Seattle–09/18/2014

(Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

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–08/20/2014

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

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