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

Washington lawmakers still have time to get a budget deal and avert a partial government shutdown July 1.

Efforts to raise Oregon’s gas tax this year appear to have fizzled out in the legislature.

Oregon drivers could pay an additional four cents per gallon in state taxes. That's part of a massive transportation package unveiled Wednesday by Oregon lawmakers.

The Northwest’s mild winter and warm spring has been good for blueberries. And now Washington and Oregon are on-track to harvest record crops this year.

The Washington National Guard -- joined by officers from Oregon and Idaho -- are preparing for a massive military relief effort.

An Oregon legislative panel has signed off on a plan that would ensure the state's passenger rail service will run at least two more years along the I-5 corridor.

The state of Washington has sent email alerts to 26,000 state employees notifying them of temporary layoff.

Expiring Tax Break Jolts Electric Car Sales

Jun 23, 2015

Sales of expensive electric cars are getting a jolt from the impending expiration of a sales tax incentive in Washington state. It goes away June 30.

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.

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