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Washington Senate approves police accountability bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A contentious bill that passed the Washington state Senate late Thursday could transform the state's police oversight agency from an anemic watchdog into a formidable instrument for police accountability. While other reform efforts in Olympia focus…

Senate approves open carry ban at Capitol, permitted rallies

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Openly carrying guns and other weapons on the Capitol campus and at or near permitted public demonstrations across Washington would be prohibited under a measure approved by the state Senate Thursday. The measure passed on a…

Inslee announces pause in rollbacks in reopening plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan under a pause in potential rollbacks the Democratic governor announced Thursday amid…

Oregon Senate hit by another GOP boycott, now over COVID-19

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate boycotted Thursday’s session, using a tactic they have employed in the past two years to assert their will by stopping work in the Democratic-led Legislature — this time over the state’s…

POLL: Do you think Russell Wilson will be the quarterback for the Seahawks next season?

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