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Washington Senate Votes to Oust Transportation Secretary

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay...

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Washington Corrections Secretary Resigns

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke has resigned from his position Saturday. Pacholke said in his resignation letter that he hoped that his resignation would satisfy "the politicians who would use this tragic event for their political purposes." Pa...

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Northwest's Power Supply Dries Up as California's Energy Crisis Spreads
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Indian Tribes Seek to Restore Columbia Salmon Runs

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.

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Bush Salmon Protection Plan Under Fire In Courts
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New Record Set for Fall Chinook Redds in Snake River

 

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — New data released by the Nez Perce Tribe shows that fall chinook returning to the Snake River have set a new record for the third straight year.

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Committee Clears Bill Limiting Large Public Records Requests

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would allow local agencies to restrict time spent responding to public records requests has passed a House committee on a 5-4 vote.

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Bill to Study Later School Start Times Clears Senate Panel

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.

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Washington House Once Again Passes Voting Rights Act

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — For the fourth time in as many years, the state House has passed a measure seeking to reform representation of minorities in local elections.

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State Proposes New Fish Consumption Rule

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.

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Gov. Brown Signs Legislation At Google HQ That Allows Testing Of Autonomous Vehicles
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Google to Test Self-driving Cars in Kirkland, Washington

 

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Google says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington.

The Seattle suburb will become the third city to see the vehicles on its streets. The...

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Number of Uninsured People in Washington State Cut in Half

 

SEATTLE (AP) — The number of uninsured people in Washington state has been cut in half since health care reform took effect. But the state insurance commissioner's office reported Wednesday there are still about 500,000 uninsured people in the state.

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