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Washington state attorney general joins anti-gun effort in Colorado
Washington state attorney general joins anti-gun effort in Colorado (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Washington Attorney General Joins Anti-Gun Law Effort in Colorado

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed what is called a "friend of the court" briefing, concerning legal challenges to universal gun backround checks in Colorado.

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Auditor Troy Kelley
Auditor Troy Kelley (Office of the Auditor)
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Washington State Stops Paying Auditor Kelley – Auditor Says He “Doesn’t Want” Money

Tuesday afternoon, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced the state will withhold the pay of Auditor Troy Kelley, in the wake of his federal indictment.

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Amazon testing drones at secret location in British Columbia
Amazon testing drones at secret location in British Columbia (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Grounded in Washington State, Amazon Now Testing Delivery Drones in Canada

Leave it to the British papers (again!) to get the scoop on amazing technology being tested, and bringing the real story about stuff in our backyard.

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Bill would abolish the Death Penalty in Washington State
Bill would abolish the Death Penalty in Washington State (Photo by Douglas Doig/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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House Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Repeal Washington State’s Death Penalty

Following the introduction of a bill that would do away with Death Row, the House Judiciary Committee this week has heard testimony on both sides about this bill.

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New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half
New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half (Townsquare meda image)
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Tri-Cities, Spokane Legislators Explore Idea of Splitting State in Half

On the heels of a Western Washington man starting a petition to create a committee to examine splitting our state in half, as well as putting the issue before voters, here comes another bill.

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Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid
Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Claims About State Workers Pay Raises Found To Be False

Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 state biennium budget includes a call for $600 million in new taxes, to be used for pay increases for public sector state workers. He claims they haven't had a pay raise in six years. But is that false?

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Washington Healthcare Exchange
Washington Healthcare Exchange (Washingtonhealthplanfinder.org)
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Taxpayers On Hook After Washington Healthcare Exchange Misses Enrollment Goals

If this were a private company, the CEO by now would probably have been fired, significant restructuring would have been done to save money, or the company would have tried re-organizational bankruptcy.

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Washington state computers virtually obsolete
Washington state computers virtually obsolete (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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HOW OLD Are Washington State Government Computers? You Won’t Believe It

This digital software issue is resurfacing because a new IT bill has been introduced in the legislature, and it pinpoints an almost laughable problem with the government's IT programs.

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Bill would abolish death penalty in WA state
Bill would abolish death penalty in WA state (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
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Bill Introduced to Abolish Death Penalty in Washington

Two measures, House Bill 1739 and Senate Bill 5639, would replace the death penalty with life in prison without possibility of parole. It would also require the defendant to work in prison with the money generated being given as restitution towards the victim's families.

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WA Attorney General seeks to raise smoking age to 21
WA Attorney General seeks to raise smoking age to 21 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Attorney General Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Wednesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a plan to raise the minimum smoking age in our state from 18 to 21. Ferguson cannot himself propose legislation but apparently has legislators who have created a bill at his request.

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