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Washington state license plates prices increase July 1

Motorists will pay more for a Washington license plate starting July 1. The Seattle Times reports it’s likely to be the most noticeable change as parts of a $17 billion bill to pay for transportation projects in the state start taking effect. On Friday, the price of a new plate will rise from $10 to $50, while replacing a lost plate will increase from $10 to $30. The price bumps are projected to raise about $2 billion over the next 16 years. The $17 billion will go toward major highway projects, including a new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River, and also toward transit and “active transportation” projects for walkers and bikers.

Governor Jay Inslee, others discuss the overturning of Roe v Wade on Saturday

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference along with other Washington legislators Saturday morning to discuss new policies being placed to strengthen access and support for abortion patients. On Friday, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark court case that now puts abortion rights in the hands of states. Some of the measures Inslee and others discussed…