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WA wants to make it easier for parents who eat out with kids

As any parent with a young child knows, eating out with kids can go well... or it can go badly. A new proposed law making its way through the legislature is trying to make at least one tiny part of that experience a little easier.

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

The group wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on the orcas for between three and five years. It made three dozen recommendations to save a species whose population is at its lowest in more than 30 years.

Lawmakers pass $43.7 million state budget, avoiding government shutdown

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) --The Legislature on Friday passed a $43.7 billion budget for the next two years that would increase spending for public schools, mental health and state worker contracts.Gov. Jay Inslee indicated he would sign the bill, having called…