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Court rules all WA pharmacies now must dispense 'morning-after' birth control
Court rules all WA pharmacies now must dispense 'morning-after' birth control (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Court Rules Washington Pharmacies Must Dispense Plan B Birth Controls

In a reversal of a 2012 ruling, the U.S. 9th. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday pharmacies in Washington state must now dispense emergency contraceptives, including Plan B birth control meds.  Opponents are already saying this compares to bakeries, florists and other businesses being forced to serve same-sex wedding clients despite their religious objections, from a biological medical standpoint.

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Arlenes flowers
Arlenes flowers (Arlene's Flowers facebook)
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Arlene’s Flowers Owner Appeals to State Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, is not sitting down following a Benton County Judge's ruling she broke the state's Consumer Protection Act by refusing to provide flowers and floral services for a same-sex wedding.

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House Democrats want tax on bottled water
House Democrats want tax on bottled water (Wa state legislative website)
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State Democrats Seek Bottled Water Tax, Among Others, In New Budget

The Washington State House Democrats are set to unveil their 2015 budget proposal, and it features new taxes in the name of "education."

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Proposed 'New Driver' sticker
Proposed 'New Driver' sticker (Courtesy KING-5 TV Facebook - Northwest Cable News)
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Proposed Bill Would Require WA Teens to Have a “New Driver” Sticker on Their Vehicle

Some say it's a good idea, others say it's degrading.

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Should Washington state be divided to create a 51st state?
Should Washington state be divided to create a 51st state? (Washington state legislative website)
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Citizen Launches New Campaign to Divide Washington Into TWO States

A Western Washington man, citing excessive government over-reach and a growing mistrust of political leaders, is proposing to split Washington in half.

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Audit finds state computers easily breachable by hackers
Audit finds state computers easily breachable by hackers (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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“Critical” Cyber Security Flaws Found in WA State Government Computers, Claims Audit

Let's hope one of them isn't the DMV!  Virtually everyone 16 and over is in their database.

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WA state task force takes up drone regulations
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Drone Regulation Task Force Meets This Week in Olympia

Whether or not you will see those hovering,  humming eyes in the sky in the future might be determined by a committee that met for the first time Monday.

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First minimum wage, now a state income tax?
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State Income Tax May Be on the Way

Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer first was exposed on the public scene as the founder of the infamous group Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, or WAGR.

They're the ones who's money was funding lobbying to try to push through a slew of gun control regulations during the last legislative session in Olympia -- including the insane proposal to have local county sheriff's inspect private citizens homes once a year to make sure their guns were properly secured and stored.  Hanauer's grou

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WA state officials recommendations would destroy medical pot industry
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Recommendations by WA Officials Would Destroy Medical Marijuana Industry, Say Critics

In seemingly one sweeping recommendation,  it appears medical marijuana could be completely wiped out by the state.

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Jay Inslee (r) takes over as governor
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Washington GOP Wary of Gov. Inslee’s Job Plans – Especially Green Economy

A number of Republican members of Washington's legislature are nervous for what their new governor will propose.

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