Washington

A vehicle approaches a toll bridge. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

State Is Close To Raising Tolls On Tacoma Narrows Bridge

A citizen committee’s recommendation to raise the Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls 50 cents each of the next two summers has been approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

'15 Now' protesters (Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters Of Higher Minimum Wage Hail Judge’s Ruling

Supporters of higher pay for minimum wage workers hailed a federal judge’s decision clearing the way for Seattle’s new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

North Cascades (Photo by Tim Matsui/Liaison)

Governor Declares Drought Emergency In Some Parts Of State

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three regions in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–03/13/2015

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Washington Bill To Study Impacts Of Closing Montana Coal Plant

Washington lawmakers say they want to study the impacts of closing a huge coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana that provide powers to the Northwest.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug. (File photo. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Survey: High School Kids Say Pot Is Easy To Get, Not Harmful

Washington high school students who participated in a statewide survey say marijuana is easy to get and they do not perceive any risk from smoking pot once or twice.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

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State Says Wolf Population Grew 30% Last Year

The state says Washington’s wolf population grew by more than 30 percent last year and formed four new packs.

CBS Seattle–03/06/2015

File photo of marijuana plants. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Native American Tribes Converge To Discuss Pot Legalization

Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.

CBS Seattle–02/27/2015

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Proposals push nuclear energy in Washington state

Some lawmakers are pushing proposals to advance nuclear power as part of Washington’s future energy mix.

CBS Seattle–02/24/2015

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Early Warning System Not As Fast As Hoped Following Washington Earthquake

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range early Wednesday was “not a great advertisement” for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2015

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4.3 Earthquake Shakes Cle Elum

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range, but no injuries or damage have been reported. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake struck at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday and […]

02/18/2015

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