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House Passes Bill to Reduce the Wage Gap for Working-women

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House passed a measure that seeks to provide working-women with equal pay, growth opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace...

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$1,000 Fines for Faithless Electors Upheld by Judge

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has upheld $1,000 fines issued by the Washington secretary of state against three electors who broke their vote pledge and cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton in December...

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Pot for Pets: Owners Treat Sick Animals With Cannabis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As more states legalize marijuana for humans, more pet owners are giving medical-cannabis products to their furry companions to treat a range of ailments, including arthritis, anxiety, seizures and cancer...

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Ex-state Rep. Helen Sommers Dies; Served in House 36 Years

OLYMPIA  (AP) — Former state Rep. Helen Sommers, a Seattle lawmaker who served 36 years in the Washington Legislature, has died.

The Olympian reports Sommers died Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she lived, according to her sister, Joan Coach...

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Port of Vancouver Votes to Extend Oil Terminal Lease

VANCOUVER  (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has voted to continue to lease land to Vancouver Energy for its proposed oil transfer terminal while the evaluation and permitting process continues...

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Seattle Clears Homeless Camp Called Safety, Health Hazard

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle city officials on Tuesday were clearing a homeless encampment south of downtown, calling the site a public safety and health hazard...

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Bill Prohibiting Income Tax Fails in Senate

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The state Senate failed to reach the required vote threshold to send voters a constitutional amendment asking if they want to prohibit a state income tax...

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Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Domestic Violence Fired

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — A Skagit County sheriff's deputy charged with domestic violence has been fired.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 34-year-old Russell Whitmore was terminated Monday after an internal investigation into his conduct...

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Prosecutor Asks Jurors to Convict Followers of Ammon Bundy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The second trial involving people who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge last winter has reached closing arguments, with prosecutor Ethan Knight telling jurors the case is about four defendants who went too far...

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Justice Department Wants Its Appeal of Old Travel Ban Tossed

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department wants to dismiss its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's initial travel ban...

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