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41 min ago | KATU-TV Portland
Marijuana business license applications keep rolling in in Washington. The state Liquor Control Board says it has received 1,696 applications from people seeking permission to grow, process or sell cannabis under the new recreational marijuana law.
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1 hr ago | WFAA-TV Dallas
OCTOBER 17: Members of the bipartisan budget conference Sen. Jeff Sessions , Rep. Paul Ryan , Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Chris Van Hollen discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
2 hrs ago | KNDU
NBCRightNow.com - The Washington State Department of Health has released the top baby names in Washington during 2012.
4 hrs ago | KOMO News
A run on weapons is proving too much for state regulators to keep up with, and it may be taxpayers who bail them out.
9 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The news that longtime D.C. Democratic hand John Podesta will be joining the White House senior staff early next year swept through political Washington Monday night, waking up what had been a somewhat sleepy start to December so far.
10 hrs ago | KBKW News
The Washington State Department of Ecology has received an $11.25 million budget appropriation from the Washington State Legislature to reduce flood damage, risks and hazards statewide.
While it appears Congress is getting closer to reaching a long-term budget deal , Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and about 20 other GOP conservatives have sent a letter to push for another continuing resolution at sequester levels.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program.
If there's a chance - if we can break the fever, end the cycle, or just do enough to come up with any new metaphor for Washington dysfunction - this is the week it all has to come together.
House and Senate negotiators were putting the finishing touches Sunday on what would be the first successful budget accord since 2011, when the battle over a soaring national debt first paralyzed Washington.
The Department of Licensing is working on a backlog of more than 100,000 pistol transfers.
The Department of Licensing began November with a backlog of about 106,000 pistol transfers to enter into the database used by city, county and state authorities to find owners of handguns that turn up during investigations.
On Thursday night, we sat around, talking about the lawyer and constitutional expert in the White House, a leader both didactic and charming, peacenik and hawk; the Ivy League academic who improbably ascended to the Oval Office on brains, not beholden to anyone; the Democrat, eager to fight economic inequality and help the 99 percent, who would ... (more)
The Washington State Department of Revenue has released its 2013 High Technology Study, which includes information about how two tax incentive programs have affected high technology businesses in the state.
In this Sept. 16, 2013 photo Sergio Garcia empties a bag of just-picked Golden Delicious apples into a bin at a Valicoff Fruit Company orchard near Wapato, Wash.