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Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill Monday that will require criminal background checks for anyone who buys a gun from a private party.

The trial date for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was moved Monday from June to January 2016.

    

A new lawsuit in Idaho claims the same legal argument that paved the way for gay marriage in the state should also make it illegal to refuse to hire gay people.

Secular groups could perform weddings under a measure up for a committee vote Monday in the Oregon legislature.

There's a process in place now for Indian tribes and the state of Washington to jointly regulate marijuana should any tribes choose to legalize and sell it.

A Superior Court judge in Pierce County has ruled that a recall effort against indicted state auditor Troy Kelley cannot go forward.

He was willing to take a bullet for three governors. Now, a decorated Washington State Patrol trooper is accused of tampering with evidence to protect his teenage son.

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a measure that would ban so-called conversion therapy for youth.

Pouches of alcohol in granular or powder form will not appear in Washington stores, nor at this rate in Oregon either.

    

There’s plenty of finger pointing, but not a lot of progress toward a budget deal in the Washington capitol. Legislative leaders took turns Thursday blaming each other for the slow pace of budget talks.

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