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Zika infected mosquitoes (Getty Images)
Zika infected mosquitoes (Getty Images)
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First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in WA, Was International Traveler

The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in our state, a Mason County man who recently traveled overseas.

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Google Maps
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My Washington State Bucket List Destination

My husband and love RV'ing and we've taken our travel trailer to some pretty exciting destinations. I found a new bucket list spot I want to explore this summer...

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Google to test these cars with no steering wheel or pedals in WA state. (Getty Images)
Google to test these cars with no steering wheel or pedals in WA state. (Getty Images)
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Google to Test Self-Driving Cars in WA, Insurance Agents Shudder

For a few years now, Google has been testing their fleet of automated, computerized self-driving cars in various cities, and in California. Now, they're coming to Washington state.

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New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
New bill would require public vote for pot bans (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Wouldn’t Allow WA Pot Bans Without Public Vote

Three Democratic Representatives in the State House have proposed a bill that could potentially affect pot bans throughout much of Eastern Washington. Then again, considering how I-502 votes went, maybe not.

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New law gives schools the option of such transgender facilities (Getty Images)
New law gives schools the option of such transgender facilities (Getty Images)
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New Senate Bill Would Reverse State Law on Transgender Bathrooms

Similar to a bill introduced in the State house last week, this Senate bill would reverse the new Washington State law requiring publicly accessed government buildings to have trans-gender bathrooms, and if applicable, locker rooms as well.

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House approves bill stripping science test graduation requirement (WA State legislative website)
House approves bill stripping science test graduation requirement (WA State legislative website)
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Bill Would Strip Science Test Graduation Requirement in WA

The House of Representatives has tackled one of the thorny, controversial aspects facing current Washington state high school students.

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Tax Foundation releases annual report (Getty Images)
Tax Foundation releases annual report (Getty Images)
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How Bad is Washington State’s Tax Burden? Tax Foundation Releases Annual Report

Since 1937, the independent, non-partisan Tax Foundation has released a comprehensive look at tax burdens and issues in all 50 states as well as the U.S. overall.

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Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
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Powerful WA Lawmaker Challenges Inslee’s Carbon Tax Idea

An influential WA State Senator plans to head off Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to create some sort of carbon tax or cap-and-trade plan by using the Department of Ecology.

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What names have been rejected for vanity plates? (Getty Images)
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Hilarious (And Real) Rejected Washington License Plate Names

Ever since the Washington State Department of Licensing began to allow the sale and use of what are called 'vanity' or personalized license plates in1976, they've had to police what people put on them. Some of the actual "battles" fought between motorists and the state are pretty hilarious.

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Washington State Is Currently in a “State of Emergency”

Washington State Governor declares every county in "state of emergency" thanks to heavy rainfall and intense winds over the past week.

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