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Earth Day Address, Inslee Calls For Legislative Action

In a brief Earth Day address delivered from the state Capitol grounds, Gov. Jay Inslee said the Legislature’s impending special session should be used to advance an environment-friendly agenda.

CBS Seattle–04/22/2015

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Washington Exchange Signs 170,000 Up For Private Insurance

About 170,000 Washington residents bought insurance through the state’s health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week.

CBS Seattle–04/22/2015

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Work Plan Possibly Ignored In Accident That Killed Family

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the Washington city where a concrete slab fell from an overpass and killed a young family in a pickup below say they would’ve closed the roadway if they […]

CBS Seattle–04/16/2015

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Senate Republicans: Teacher Pay Reform Needed To Fix Budget

Republicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Washington State Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent

Washington’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent in March — the first drop in several months.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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

Records Show Hard Drive Of Auditor Employee Was Damaged

Public records show that the hard drive of a state worker’s laptop computer was damaged when he turned it over as part of an investigation into Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Northwest Lawmakers Demand Start Of Treaty Talks

The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update the landmark Columbia River Treaty.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Some Washington State VA Facilities Face Wait Times Woes

The majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2015

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Senators Propose $3.9 Billion State Construction Budget

A bipartisan group of Washington state senators has rolled out a state construction budget calling for $3.9 billion in capital spending over the next two years.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2015

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Washington Buying 1,700 Acres Of Forest On Olympic Peninsula

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working forests.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2015

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