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Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Monday celebrated a bill to require most employers to provide paid sick leave.

Fire Fighters Stomp Down Douglas Complex Fire

Jul 13, 2015

Fire crews said Monday afternoon that the Douglas County Complex fire burning near Wenatchee, Washington, is at least 55 percent contained.

As Oregon voters brace for yet another governor’s race next year, a Republican in the state House announced Monday he might be ready to run.

More than 30 cities and counties in Idaho have changed local laws on firearms or eliminated signage prohibiting guns in public places over the last year. It’s all the result of a systematic effort by one gun-rights group.

Oregon Governor To Sign Statewide Sick Leave Law

Jul 10, 2015

Oregon Governor Kate Brown will sign a set of bills Monday passed by the Legislature this session.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.

The Washington Legislature finally adjourned its 2015 session Friday. The last piece of business was for the state House to approve $508 million in new spending on roads, ferries and transit.

The Washington state Senate voted Thursday afternoon to delay a voter-approved class size measure and a biology test high school graduation requirement.

New Oregon Marijuana Stores Slated To Open In 2016

Jul 9, 2015

The Oregon Legislature moved up the start of retail marijuana sales at existing dispensaries, but the state’s Liquor Control Commission is still writing rules for new stores.

Spokane Faith Leaders Decry 'Death To Islam' Graffiti

Jul 9, 2015

Muslim leaders and Christian clergy in Spokane are asking for a federal hate crime investigation into anti-Muslim graffiti discovered on the Fourth of July. Someone scrawled the phrase “Death to Islam” on the side of a Bosnian heritage center.

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