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WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2017

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

Washington Legislative Session Wraps

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2014

FRIDAY: The Washington legislature has reached an agreement on the state budget.

Columbia River Crossing Dies in Olympia

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2013

After eight years and $175 million spent on planning, the Columbia River Crossing project has apparently died. 

Washington's Epic Legislative Session Ends

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2013

It took two special sessions to reach an 11th hour budget deal in Washington, with both sides giving up many of their previous demands.   

Washington Legislature Enters Second Special Session

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2013

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced the Washington State Legislature would enter a second special session to try to reach a budget deal.

Washington's Regular Session Ends

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2013

Washington State's legislature ended its regular session this weekend, but will resume with a special session in two weeks.

New Directions in the Occupy Movement?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2011

We track the Occupy movement as it expands to the ports and to the 2nd Congressional District.

Washington's Special Session

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2011

The Washington Legislature began a special session this week to address a $1.4 billion budget shortfall. The session opened amid demonstrations by a coalition of Occupy Olympia and union members.