Democrat With Early Lead In Key Washington Senate RaceThe Democrat took a strong lead in a state Senate race that will determine the balance of power at the Washington Capitol - and if the results hold Washington will join Oregon and California with Democratic one-party rule in both legislative chambers and the governor's office.
Washington Voters Set To Vote On Hundreds Of RacesWashington voters will weigh in on hundreds of races in Tuesday's general election, including selecting a new mayor in Seattle and deciding a legislative race that will determine which party will control the Senate.
Senate Presses Ahead On $36.5B Disaster Relief PackageThe Senate is pushing ahead Monday on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash.
Will The West Coast Keep Its Only GOP-Led Chamber?The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, but with two political newcomers vying for the seat in November will it stay that way?
State Senate Passes $43.7 Billion BudgetThe state Senate has approved a $43.7 billion budget for the next two years that would increase spending for public schools, mental health and state worker contracts.
Oregon May Require Students To Pass Citizens Test To Get DiplomaOregon may soon pass a bill that'd require its public high school students pass a 100 question citizenship test to receive their diploma.
Revenue Projections For Washington Higher Than Expected
State Senate Votes To Ban Holding Phones While DrivingSenate Bill 5289 passed on a 36-13 vote and heads to the House.
Senate Votes For Bill To Vacate Victims' Prostitution CrimesVictims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate.
Senate Republicans Release Education Funding Plan Senate Republicans on Friday released an education funding plan that seeks to replace local school levies with a statewide uniform rate earmarked for schools.
Washington State Election ResultsTake a look at how Washington residents decided on key initiatives and races throughout the state.
Murray, Vance Meet in Second Senate DebateRepublican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second debate.

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