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Politics KEPR Election Results KEPR Election Results
Election results from Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties.
Politics Wash. gun rights advocates tout 340,000 signatures Wash. gun rights advocates tout 340,000 signatures(Photo Gallery)
Supporters of an initiative that would prevent Washington state from adopting universal background checks for gun sales say they have submitted 340,000 signatures with their first batch of petitions submitted Thursday to the secretary of state's office.
Politics AG says more campaign money hidden in I-522 fight AG says more campaign money hidden in I-522 fight
A food industry group that contributed heavily to defeat a measure that would have required labeling genetically engineered foods concealed millions more dollars in campaign contributions than has previously been reported, the state attorney general said Wednesday.
Politics State sees loss of 9,500 jobs over past 2 months State sees loss of 9,500 jobs over past 2 months
Washington state's unemployment rate was relatively constant over the past two months, but the state saw an estimated loss of 9,500 jobs over the same period, according to numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.
Politics Inslee not giving up on transportation package Inslee not giving up on transportation package
As lawmakers moved swiftly toward approving tax incentives for Boeing, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he hasn't given up on also moving forward with a $10 billion transportation package.
Politics Wash. House committee OKs Boeing tax breaks Wash. House committee OKs Boeing tax breaks
A House committee has approved a measure that would extend tax breaks for Boeing Co. if key manufacturing work of the new 777X remains in Washington state.
Politics Special legislative session begins for Boeing incentives Special legislative session begins for Boeing incentives(Video)
Lawmakers started returning to the Capitol as a new special session kicked off Thursday to address tax incentives for Boeing that Gov. Jay Inslee says is needed to ensure the company builds the composite wings and fuselage of its new 777X in Washington state.