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Regional Public Journalism from twelve public radio stations throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Cigar smokers in Oregon could soon have to pay more in taxes.

Washington House Democrats are moving forward with a plan to eliminate several tax exemptions, but they don’t yet have buy-in from Senate Republicans.

In the last week, Spokane, Washington, has severed most of its official ties with Rachel Dolezal, the local civil rights leader who gained national infamy for lying about her race.

WSU President Elson Floyd Dies At 59

Jun 20, 2015

Washington State University President Elson Floyd died Saturday at age 59. WSU announced in early June that Floyd was stepping away from his duties because he had cancer.

Washington lawmakers have until the 30-day special session runs out on June 27 to reach a budget deal. If they fail to do so, a partial government shutdown would begin on July 1.

There’s still no budget deal in Olympia, but Washington House Democrats said Friday they’re willing to drop their push for a state capital gains tax.

Northwest sweet cherry experts are reporting that some orchards are having a hard time getting their fruit picked this year.

If Washington lawmakers don’t have a budget by the end of the month, state government will shut down. But it would only be a partial shutdown.

Oregonians could be able to buy marijuana for recreational use much sooner than anticipated.

Former Washington state Rep. Susan Fagan has agreed to reimburse taxpayers after filing false expense reports.

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