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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Thousands get new health coverage under exchange

Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and others celebrated the success of the program and recognized the unprecedented efforts in the state to bring health insurance to people who could not have afforded it in the past.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington Government, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

4 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

Washington Department Of Corrections Fined For Unsafe Asbestos Removal Program

A known carcinogen, asbestos needs to be removed with the use of safety equipment including respirators.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law

5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Retirement of Washington Senate Majority Leader causes a wide range of political speculation

After Sen. Rodney Tom announced his retirement last week, Washington Democrats expressed confidence they will retake control of the Senate next November.

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Related Topix: US News, Medina, WA

9 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Puzzling Rare Birth Defects In Eastern Washington

The state Health Department is trying to find the cause of an unusually high number of rare birth defects in south-central Washington.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Spokane, WA

10 hrs ago | Channel3000

Half-eaten cinnamon roll leads police to vehicle thief

A half-eaten cinnamon roll led a State Department of Corrections officer to the man who stole his vehicle early Monday morning, Madison police said.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government, Washington Government

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

Apartment developer onboard for new project by Seattle's Othello light rail station

Sound Transit officials on Tuesday said they've selected Mercy Housing Northwest to build 108 apartments near the Othello light rail station in Southeast Seattle.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Three counties in Eastern Washington facing deadly birth defect

Three counties in Eastern Washington aren't making much progress when it comes to a rare and deadly birth defect.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Anencephaly, Health

Seattle Weekly

Washington Winemakers' Challenge

Each one describes it quite differently, depending on the part of the elephant they happen to feel.

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Related Topix: Walla Walla, WA

The Bennington Banner

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.

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Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Jay Inslee

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington: Corrections officer charged with smuggling contraband to inmate.

Darren Malry, 51, a corrections officer, has been arrested and charged with bribery following an undercover FBI investigation in which he allegedly accepted money for smuggling contraband into the District of Columbia's Correctional Treatment Facility.

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Related Topix: Prison, Corrections Corporation of America, Security, Washington Government, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington DC

KVEW-TV Kennewick

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger Will Seek Re-Election

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will seek her sixth term in the U.S. House from Washington's Fifth Congressional District.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Cathy McMorris, US News, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

KHQ-TV Spokane

Obama To Survey Deadly Washington Mudslide Damage

President Obama will be in Oso Tuesday to meet with the families of the victims.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Snohomish, WA

The News Tribune

Farm labor shortage reported in Washington

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports it's the first time since 2008 that a farmworker shortage was reported as early as March.

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The Washington Post

The best picture of President Obama and the Easter Bunny you will ever see

The star of the show was, naturally, the Easter Bunny. And, anytime you have a life-sized rabbit walking around the White House, hilarity ensues.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, US Politics, US News

KNDO

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a Japan Coast Guard vessel, left, sails along with a Chinese surveillance ship near the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, North Korea, Park Geun-hye, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

CNN

Washington landslide: Obama visits Oso on grim milestone

An excavator clears a drainage channel Wednesday, April 2, at the scene of the deadly landslide that devastated Oso, Washington, on March 22. The landslide crossed the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and caused multiple deaths and massive damage.

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Related Topix: Landslide, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Oso, WA, Democrat, Arlington, WA, Darrington, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Oleksandr Turchynov, World News, Ukraine,

OregonLive.com

Skamania County adds weekend buses for recreation in Washington's Columbia gorge

The May wildflower bloom high on Dog Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge will now be accessible via a weekend Skamania County recreation bus.

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Related Topix: Skamania County, WA, Vancouver, WA, North Bonneville, WA, Washougal, WA, Stevenson, WA, Travel

Kitsap Sun

Bremerton's Washington Avenue reduced to one lane for test

The city of Bremerton has blocked off one lane in each direction of Washington Avenue between Fifth Street and the Manette Bridge.

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Related Topix: Bremerton, WA

OregonLive.com

Washington ends program that used inmates to remove asbestos

Washington state has ended a more than two-decade-old program that used prisoners to remove asbestos-containing material, a newspaper reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Cedar Creek Corrections Center, State Prisons, Prison

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