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Pot shop bans would have to go on ballot

OLYMPIA – Cities and counties couldn’t ban licensed marijuana stores without a public vote under a proposal approved Monday by a House committee.

WaLeg Day 8: Not a day off in Olympia

The Legislature marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with some speeches but not a day off. The holiday means the Capitol is full of people pleading their case on different issues.

Inslee: WA deserves confident government

OLYMPIA – The Legislature should agree to pay public school teachers more, take steps to prevent devastating wildfires and expand mental health services, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. It should lay the groundwork for major improvements to school funding in 2017.

WaLeg Day 1: Senators grill prisons chief

OLYMPIA – A Senate committee questions Department of Corrections on long-running mistake that led to thousands of inmates being released early.

Sunday Spin: Keeping tabs on the Legislature from across the state

Keeping tabs on the Washington Legislature, which can feature competing floor sessions or dawn-to-dusk committee hearings, is challenging for denizens of the state capital but even more so for Spokane residents some 300 miles away. The Internet and other technology make it easier than a generation ago, both for reporters and for readers