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Same-Sex Marriages in Idaho Put on Hold

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A federal appeals court has temporarily put plans for Idaho same-sex weddings on hold while it considers the state's request for a longer stay. The state's gay marriage ban was overturned Tuesday when U.S. District Judge…

Fast Food Workers on Strike

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle demonstrators taking part in a national day one-day protest of low wages for fast-food workers started Thursday with a rally a Cal Anderson Park. Organizers said strike locations would be announced through the day, followed by…

Reducing Carbon Polulution in Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) -- A delegation from the United Kingdom is in Seattle Thursday to give state officials advice on reducing carbon pollution. The UK group is meeting with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his newly formed panel, which is charged…

April Jobs Report Released for Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state added 7,700 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. Numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department show that the job growth in April comes after a strong month…

Judge Rules Group Can't Defend Oregon Gay Marriage Ban

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a national group cannot defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane on Wednesday denied the National Organization…

Housing Market Slips

SEATTLE (AP) -- The housing market in Washington slipped in the first quarter of the year, in part because of a low inventory of homes for sale. That's according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University…

Flight of the 40th Walla Walla Balloon Stampede

The 40th anniversary of the Walla Walla balloon stampede took flight today. This was some people's first time seeing the balloons others have been coming since they were kids and a few even traveled across the globe to see the…

WSU Sorority to be Disciplined

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University officials plan to discipline a sorority for an incident last weekend in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that involved students urinating in a city park in front of families. The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will…

UPDATE: Amber Alert Out of Port Townsend Canceled

UPDATE - Children have been located safe in Mason County, WA. Thanks to all assisting agencies and media. Earlier information: We have just received this important information regarding a missing person in Port Townsend, WA Jefferson County County. Port Townsend…

Lottery Picks Announced for Marijuana Retail Licenses

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Liquor Control Board has posted the business names and rankings from lotteries for 334 legal marijuana retail licenses, but applicants with a high score still have other requirements they must fulfill if they are…

Wanapum Dam Repairs Continue

BEVERLY, Wash. (AP) -- A utility official says repairing the Wanapum Dam will likely require anchoring the entire spillway to bedrock, not just one section where a crack was discovered. Grant County Public Utility District chief financial officer Kevin Nordt…

Divest Whitman Mock Wedding

Students at Whitman College hold a mock wedding ceremony today. The bride representing the college and groom representing the fossil fuel industry. It's all to send a message for the school to remove it's investments in fossil fuel industries. The…

WA Counties Dropping Immigrant Jail Holds

SEATTLE (AP) -- Officials say Walla Walla and Kitsap counties will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities.Walla Walla and Kitsap are some of the first confirmed counties in Washington to change…

Washington's Marijuana Growers Offering Look Inside Industry

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- Two of Washington's first licensed marijuana growers are offering viewers a look into the state's newest industry. The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/RYZxPd ) that Molly and Ryan Herring, of Peninsula Cannabis, are producing videos…

Internet Explorer Security Breach

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through…

Got Drugs? Police Collecting used Prescriptions

To help prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription medication, the DEA has teamed up with local police departments in its "Got Drugs?" campaign. Anyone with expired, unused, or unwanted medications could drop them off at their local police department…

Grenade Found in Columbia River

VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) -- A World War II-style grenade was exposed in the Columbia River by the drawdown of water behind the cracked Wanapum Dam. The Grant County sheriff's office says it was found Thursday evening by security for the…

Oso Mudslide Search Winding Down

OSO, Wash. (AP) - The number of people working on what they call "the pile" at the Oso mudslide has dropped to a few dozen.Hundreds of people searched the debris in the weeks after the March 22 landslide buried about…