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Senate approves a plan to expand the Spokane County Commissioner Board to five members after new districts are drawn in 2021.
Washington would allow surrogate mothers to be paid more than just their expenses under changes to state law defining parental rights approved by the Senate.
Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner schedules town hall Thursday evening.