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Jeff Sessions Questions Washington's Marijuana Regulations

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 4:47 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington state leaders are criticizing a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the state’s regulation of recreational and medical marijuana.

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Washington Reaches Budget Deal To Avert Government Shutdown

Northwest News Network | June 28, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

Legislative negotiators in Olympia have reached an "agreement in principle" on a two-year budget that would avoid a partial government shutdown on...

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Washington State Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington


Prior to this order, the state had about 120 older electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf in its fleet.

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After Early Release Scandal, Washington Governor Appoints Agency Veteran To Lead Corrections

Northwest News Network | April 25, 2017 3:06 p.m.

Washington state has a new secretary of Corrections. Stephen Sinclair has been with the department for 28 years. Most recently he was in charge of the...

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Injured Washington Rail Worker Hopeful For New Safety Rules After 5 Years

Northwest News Network | April 11, 2017 4:57 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

It's taken five years, but injured railroad worker Dwight Hauck sees victory at hand. Washington lawmakers are on the verge of requiring new safety...

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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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Inslee Calls Republican Healthcare Plan 'Disaster For Washington'

Northwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the Republican healthcare plan in Congress “a disaster.” Inslee made his comments Wednesday as new projections on the impact to the state were released.

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Port Of Vancouver Extends Oil Terminal Lease

OPB | March 7, 2017 6:55 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Vancouver project to build the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country will continue for now.

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'We Beat You': Northwest Leaders Cheer Court Ruling On Travel Ban

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 5:26 p.m. | Portland

“I just saw a tweet from the president,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said. “He said ‘see you in court.’ Well, Mr. President, we just saw you in court and we beat you."

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Several People Detained At Sea-Tac Airport

KUOW | Jan. 28, 2017 5:04 p.m.

Individuals were detained in connection with President Trump's executive order banning immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, according to pro-bono attorneys contacted by families of those detained.

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Inslee Ready To Resist Trump Administration

Northwest News Network | Jan. 26, 2017 4:10 p.m.

From climate change to people living in the country illegally, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee doesn't see eye-to-eye with the Trump administration.

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Political Chat: Dangling Protesters, Election Money, Government Surveillance And More

OPB | July 31, 2015 11:55 a.m.

Lots of political bean-bags are in the air, and our political experts are ready to juggle. OPB political analyst Bill Lunch and Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes joined Morning Edition producer Casey Negreiff to discuss the week's events.