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As promised, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has called an immediate second special session of the legislature. It begins Friday.

Oregon's Ethics Commission would have to speed up its investigations under a measure approved in the Oregon House Thursday.

To raise or not to raise taxes? That is the question that’s pushing Washington lawmakers into a second 30-day special session.

The U.S. Department of Justice is having Pasco, Washington, police officers and residents meet for coffee and a conversation Wednesday following the police shooting of a farmworker there earlier in February.

Washington lawmakers will have to return for a second 30-day special session. The first overtime session ends Thursday and the House and Senate still don’t have a budget deal.

Federal prosecutors allege indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley paid his defense attorney out of a pot of money that’s central to his tax evasion case.

Two branches of the federal government struck a deal Tuesday on when to clean up radioactive sludge near the Columbia River.

The Washington state Department of Corrections has contracted with The GEO Group, Inc, a Florida-based private prison company, to house up to 1,000 prisoners in Michigan to ease overcrowding.

Supporters of a proposal to extend paid sick time to most Oregon workers say the legislation has stalled.

Police released surveillance video and the 911 call Friday from a shoplifting that preceded a police shooting in Olympia, Washington.

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