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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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Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

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

House, Senate To Vote On Budget Plans

Lawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2015

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State Gives First Charter School Last Chance To Improve

Washington’s first charter school is being given one last chance to fix its problems.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

A Seattle CEO who set all firm salaries at $70,000 says both he and his company have faced hardships following the move. (FILE PHOTO. Credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill To Hike Washington Minimum Wage Stalls In Olympia

A Republican state senator says he won’t schedule a vote for a measure that would phase in a new $12 hourly state minimum wage.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

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Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect This Month

Seattle’s new minimum wage law goes into effect this month.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

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

State Auditor’s Office: Spokesman Done Talking About Kelley

The Washington State Auditor’s Office said Wednesday its main spokesman is done talking about the investigation into State Auditor Troy Kelley.

CBS Seattle–03/25/2015

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