Problems plaguing Oregon's new health insurance exchange are leading to concerns that some of the most vulnerable Oregonians may face a break in coverage if they don't enroll by a December 15 deadline.
A group fighting food labeling in Washington state has busted the record for the most money raised by an initiative campaign in state history.
The tiny S.W. Washington city of White Salmon is considering making the transition from arresting people for selling marijuana to selling pot itself.
Washington state's attorney general will still seek penalties against a food industry group that recently identified donors who contributed money to oppose a food labeling initiative.
State agencies charged with making recommendations about the future of medical marijuana in Washington want to drastically cut how much pot patients are allowed to have, restrict what they can have it for, and make them obtain the weed at stores that are licensed under the state's recreational marijuana law.
Voters will weigh in on whether they would repeal or maintain five measures the Legislature passed this year that will bring the state about $200 million in revenue over the next two years. But regardless of the results, no laws will change.
A food industry group that has spent millions of dollars opposing a food labeling initiative in Washington state has agreed to disclose its contributors, Washington state's attorney general said Friday.
Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple's marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.
Washington state's governor is allowed to claim "executive privilege" as a reason to withhold documents from the public even though that exemption isn't among the hundreds listed in state law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Washington is the largest state in which every member of Congress voted this week to reopen the government and expand the nation's borrowing capacity.
A federal court may decide whether Oregon overturns its same-sex marriage ban even before voters have a say. A lawsuit filed in Eugene on Tuesday says the 2004 ban is unconstitutional.
Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates expect to become a template for the legalization of the drug around the world.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he supports a statewide cap on carbon-fuel emissions, one of several ideas he says can get the state closer to reaching goals set in 2008 to cut global warming pollution.
The state Elections Division is mailing the voters' pamphlet this week to all 3.2 million households in Washington.
Umatilla County voters will decide Nov. 5 on two local option taxes that would add 18 patrol deputies to the sheriff's office, provide round-the-clock coverage across the county and increase the jail capacity by almost 40 percent.