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Class-Size Measure Might Come Back to Voters

OLYMPIA (AP) -- State lawmakers are considering sending the class-size initiative approved by voters last November back to the people.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/jc9GA1 ) budget writers m

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Gambling Board Clears Way for More Slots at Tribal Casinos

OLYMPIA (AP) -- The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/DWlPWB ) the agreement approved Friday would let tribes collectively have 2,700 more machines immediately and then let market conditions influence if they eventually have thousands more.

The new compact is between th

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Representative Gina McCabe Introduces Tougher Voyeurism Bill

 

The Republican 14th District representative from Goldendale is sponsoring a bill that would expand the definition of voyeurism as a crime.

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Eastbound I-90 Lane Closure Near Vantage Continues Next Week

 

Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 near Vantage next week will continue to run into minor delays due to a single-lane eastbound closure.

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More Lane Closures On I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Scheduled for Wednesday

 

Mild weather conditions are helping Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews and contractors to continue making highway repairs this winter.

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Eastbound I-90 Lane Closure Near Vantage Could Cause Delays Next Week

 

Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 near Vantage next week may run into minor delays due to a single-lane eastbound closure.

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Bike Ridden by Michael Bennett Sold for Charity

The police bicycle that Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett rode to celebrate the team's NFC Championship has been auctioned off for charity.

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Millions in Improvements to Railway System Coming to Washington

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad says it will spend $189 million to improve its track system in Washington state this year.

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Group Protests Prohibition of Guns in Legislative Viewing Areas

Approximately 50 gun-rights advocates held a rally at the Washington state capitol to protest rules that prohibit openly carrying guns into the House and Senate viewing galleries.

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Suicidal Man Shuts Down I-5 Near Vancouver

Authorities say a suicidal man on an Interstate 5 overpass in Vancouver, Washington, prompted them to shut down the freeway for several hours Friday night, backing up traffic for miles.

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