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1 hr ago | Los Angeles Times

House, in overtime session, passes border legislation, 223-189

House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio departs a closed-door meeting of House Republicans in Washington to discuss the border crisis.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Washington, Ohio

10 hrs ago | Washington Blade

Washington State to pay for PrEP

A groundbreaking drug assistance program by the Washington State Department of Health will help pay for an expensive daily pill that could reduce the chance of HIV infection, the Buzzfeed site reports.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Switched

House Republicans Vow To Stay In Washington Until They Vote On Border Funding

After canceling a vote on funding to address the border crisis because not enough House Republicans supported it, GOP members were scrambling for a new solution so they don't go home to face constituents with nothing.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Washington, Spencer Bachus, Representative Mo Brooks, Jeff Sessions, US Senate

Voice of America

Philadelphia Laundry Succeeds by Being Green

When Gabriel Mandujano opened Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia four years ago, the 26-year-old social innovator had three goals in mind: making a profit, developing community and staying green.

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Related Topix: Washington, Massage Therapy, Medicine, Health

The Bennington Banner

Female employees sue state over alleged pay inequity

In a summary judgment hearing Wednesday in Washington Superior Court, Judge Helen Toor heard arguments from lawyers representing three female business managers with the Department of Corrections, joined in the suit by the Vermont Human Rights Commission.

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Related Topix: Washington, Vermont, Vermont Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Skanner

Road User Fees May Replace Gas Taxes in Washington and Oregon

Cars of all kinds are getting better mileage now than ever before. That's good news for the environment, but bad news for state transportation budgets, since road repairs have traditionally been funded by gas taxes.

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The Oregonian

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire heading to Harvard

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire smiles as she stands in her office during an interview in December in Olympia.

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Related Topix: Washington, US News

Contra Costa Times

NBA players union elects new executive director

Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington, Entertainment, Drama, Television

CBS Local

NBPA Elects First Female Union Head

Growing up in a house with one TV and two older brothers, basketball has been something that Michele Roberts has enjoyed since a very early age.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington

Willamette Week

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation's most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the state's adults to smoke marijuana, and that they are willing to spend their personal millions to make it happen.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Oregon Government, Washington, Human Sexuality

HeraldNet

View from elsewhere: Washingtona s wines delicious and unique

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.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Oregonian

Vancouver Public Works wins honors from three agencies

The city of Vancouver has won two awards from the state of Washington for outstanding performance at its two wastewater treatment facilities.

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Related Topix: Washington, Science, Ecology

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Feds must take 'central role' on pot

No federal agency should go off on its own trip when it comes to regulating marijuana in states where it is now legal, according to U.S. Senators from Washington and Colorado.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington

NewsOK.com

Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

You now have an easier online to way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Washington, Barack Obama, John Boehner

NBC Washington

D.C. Lawyer Elected as NBPA Executive Director

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Washington-based trial lawyer Michele A. Roberts as its newest executive director, according to multiple reports .

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Washington Post

Along new Silver Line, a utilitarian approach

The architectural design of the new Silver Line stations won't make your heart sing.

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Related Topix: Architectural Design, Arts, Washington, Entertainment, Health

Politico

The history of pro-marijuana editorials

The New York Times' marijuana legalization editorial may have been the most significant endorsement in the decades-long fight for legalization, but it was not the first.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington, Washington DC, Opinion

The Olympian

Is it the Fish, or the Water?

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced his intention to increase the official estimate for how much fish we can safely eat in Washington, from 6.3 grams per day to 175 grams per day .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KOMO News

Company fined for oil spill from vessel sinking

The Washington Department of Ecology is fining a seafood company more than $112,000 for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes.

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Related Topix: Washington, Seafood, Life, Food

Washingtonian.com

Photographs From the 2014 AT&T Best of Washington Party

Party-goers flocked to the National Building Museum for the sold-out AT&T Best of Washington party on July 16. At the Alice in Wonderland-themed event, guests could roam around two levels of restaurants and enjoy delicious food and drink from more than 70 of Washingtonian's 100 Very Best Restaurants and Best of Washington winners.

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