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3 hrs ago | My Edmonds

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A - State Senator District 32

Editor's note: This is an installment in a series of questions and answers with candidates who appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Washington, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Family, Kids

9 hrs ago | JD Supra

New Washington Rule Clarifies Authority to Issue Penalties Against TPAs

The Washington State Department of Health has promulgated a new rule clarifying the Department's authority to issue civil penalties against health carriers and third-party administrators.


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11 hrs ago | KOMO News

Cooler weather helps firefighters in Central Wash.

Cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to directly attack a massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington on Thursday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Washington

16 hrs ago | National Journal

Congress Has Finally Found a Bill to Rally Around

The Able Act, which would allow Americans with disabilities to set up tax-free savings accounts, has broad support and is expected to pass both chambers with ease this fall.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Washington, Ander Crenshaw

21 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

The latest in lavish Obama praise, Washington governor edition

Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., is positively overjoyed with President Obama 's recent bill protecting gays, lesbians and transgenders from discrimination by federal contractors.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Washington

Yesterday |

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, California, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Washington

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free webinar to focus on taxes for businesses

The Washington State Department of Revenue will offer a free live webinar about taxes for businesses from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.


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Boehner lauds doctor who saved Washington lawmaker's baby

In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition.


Related Topix: Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Washington, John Boehner

USA Today

Rain may help Wash. fires as Obama declares emergency

A wet weather forecast in Washington on Wednesday may help firefighters battle what has become the largest wildfire in state history.


Related Topix: Weather, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, FEMA, Flood

Growing evidence: Public backs gun rights, more armed citizens

There is growing anecdotal evidence that the public is not as fearful of firearms as gun prohibitionists contend, as underscored by the national popularity of a "guns welcome" restaurant in Tennessee, an open carry eatery in Colorado , and yesterday's reports of spiking concealed carry licensing in South Carolina and Kansas .


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado Government, Guns, Kansas, Washington

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Prince George Citizen

Man's body found hanging from tree near SW Wash. freeway lanes

A Clark County sheriff's spokesman says the body of a man has been found hanging from a tree near the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 in southwest Washington.


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US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, right, speaks before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Virginia Foxx, Republican, US House of Representatives

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

National Briefs: 3 held in killings of homeless

Three teenagers are suspected in as many as 50 attacks on homeless people, including beating two men to death over the weekend in what experts say is a growing type of assault against an especially vulnerable group.


Related Topix: Washington, Transgender, Arizona, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Marion Star

5 ways you can still get busted for pot in Colo., Wash

While Colorado and Washington have legalized recreational marijuana for adults, don't consider it a free-for all.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington

The Daily Caller

Morning Mirror

INSTRUCTIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY :"You think Michelle Obama does these in the Lincoln bedroom?" - a yoga instructor in Washington Monday night, while making the class repeatedly do chaturanga pushups.


Related Topix: Washington, Conservative Political News, US News

New York Yankees

Call at first overturned after Wash's challenge

First-base umpire Quinn Wolcott called Beltre out, but Washington challenged the call and got it overturned.


Related Topix: Washington, Sports, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Inmates punished following fight at Washington prison

The movements of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center are currently being restricted following two fights between several offenders.


Related Topix: Washington, Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, State Prisons, Prison

Judge wants court to keep supervising state on Braam foster care reforms

The court will monitor foster care reform until the state meets all the requirements from the '98 Braam v.


Related Topix: Washington, Kids, Family

Letter -- Assessor: Hillerman

Serving four years in the Marine Corps instilled in me how important quality leadership is to the success of the mission.


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Washington's wines

If you want to understand what makes Washington state's wines so delicious - and sometimes so unique - all you need to do is just look at the place.


Related Topix: Washington, Wine, Drink, Spring Valley (Washington, DC), Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather