Communities Receive State Medals For Oso Mudslide ResponseBefore a packed audience at a joint session of the Washington state Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday awarded the state Medal of Valor to Oso and surrounding communities for their work responding to last year's mudslide that killed 43 people.
Attorney General Says No Sanctions Needed School-Funding Spat The Legislature doesn't need legal sanctions to comply with a 2012 court mandate to obey orders from the Washington Supreme Court to fully pay for basic education, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
Washington Legislature Studying Hemp IssueWith recreational marijuana use now legal in Washington, state legislators are discussing whether the state should also launch an industrial hemp industry.
Bill To Guarantee Paid Sick Leave Passes House A bill that would guarantee paid sick time away from work for some employees in Washington state has passed the House.

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