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Sen. Patty Murray Pushing Pentagon on PTSD Review

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is pushing the Pentagon to move forward with its military-wide review of how soldiers are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health.

10/18/2012

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen Donate Money for Charter School Initiative

The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

10/17/2012

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State Partakes In ‘Earthquake Shakeout’ Drill Thursday

Join thousands of others in Washington and around the world in the largest earthquake drill of its kind. The Great Washington Shakeout happens at 10:18am on 10/18. Here are the details.

10/15/2012

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Gay Marriage Law, R74, Will be Decided by Voters

Referendum 74 asks people to either approve or reject the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage. That law, passed earlier this year, is on hold pending next month’s vote.

10/13/2012

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Troopers: Washington Drivers Tops in Seat Belt Use

A federal survey suggests that Washington state has the highest use of seat belts among drivers in the country.

10/13/2012

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Pro Charter School TV Ads to Start Running Friday

The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.

10/12/2012

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Best Road Trips in WA October 12 – 14

Dungeness Crab Festival, Oktoberfest, Bird Fest, the Cranberrian Fair, Washington Wineries Crush Festivals and more! Just a short drive from Seattle there’s a rich array of food and fun this weekend in Washington!

10/11/2012

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McKenna, Inslee Gearing Up for High-Profile Debate

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will discuss the issues Thursday night in Seattle. The event will begin at 9:00pm, shortly after the conclusion of the vice presidential debate.

10/10/2012

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If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Farmers Would Grow It

Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.

10/08/2012

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State’s Minimum Wage Will Rise in 2013

Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.

09/29/2012

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