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Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | June 29, 2015

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

Government Shutdown Looms In Washington

OPB | June 22, 2015

If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | June 22, 2015

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 02, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Washington Legislature Begins Second Special Session

OPB | June 01, 2015

Our correspondent in Olympia gives us a rundown on what's on the agenda for Washington's lawmakers.

Washington Teachers Walk Out

OPB | May 06, 2015

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

New Washington Casino Expected To Impact Oregon's Bottom Line

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The new Cowlitz mega-casino is expect to have a big impact on Oregon gaming revenue.

Does "In God We Trust" Belong On Government Buildings?

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015

TUESDAY: Clark County councilors are meeting Tuesday to discuss posting the words "In God We Trust" in a government building.

Local Puzzle Master Wins Competition

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: Thomas Gazzola, a professor at Washington State University Vancouver, competed in MIT's annual puzzle challenge.

Pot Glut Good For Consumers And Retailers, But Not Growers

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington's increasing pot supply is driving down prices and leaving growers struggling to make money.

Washington Constitutional Amendment Would Change Ballot Initiative Process

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A Washington constitutional amendment would force ballot initiatives to include specific funding plans.

Washington County May Change How It Handles Dangerous Dogs

OPB | Jan. 09, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington County is considering updates to its animal code for the first time in 30 years.

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Jan. 08, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

OPB | Dec. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

The Most Interesting Races On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: OPB reporter Austin Jenkins fills us in on the ballot measures and legislative races to watch.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

Will Washington State Be Held In Contempt Over School Funding?

OPB | Sept. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll get an update about the legal battle over school funding in Washington state.

News Roundtable: August 8, 2014

OPB | Aug. 08, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Checking In On The Washington Top-Two Primary

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll check in with OPB reporter Austin Jenkins on the Washington primary races.