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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Dansel named to Washington state director of the federal Farm Service Agency

Current and former legislator picked to head USDA offices in Washington.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Rep. Shelly Short will resign from state House to fill Senate seat

Shelly Short will resign from her post in the Washington state House of Representatives to replace Brian Dansel in the Senate.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

Brian Dansel resigns Washington state Senate seat for Trump administration

Sen. Brian Dansel resigns his seat to take a job with U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Washington lawmakers considering 75 mph speed limit on parts of I-90, but state officials warn them against it

Lawmakers have a chance to set a 75 mph speed limit for parts of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington, but state officials said “don’t do it.”

Washington GOP hopes to heal wounds and unite behind Trump

Most Washington delegates to the national convention are Cruz supporters, but will likely cast ballots for Trump after Tuesday’s primary.

UPDATED: Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:25 p.m.

Washington lawmakers pass budget, adjourn

Legislature has a negotiated deal on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers will try to pass it Tuesday and adjourn

Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump

Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.

Washington Senate agrees to task force to seek public school fix

The Senate approved a bill to set up a task force that would come up with a plan next year to meet court mandated obligations to public schools.

Spin Control: Lawmakers take stabs at humor from time to time

Bits of attempted levity can show up at unusual times in the Legislature.

Medical marijuana revisions proposed

OLYMPIA – Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea …

Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves

Washington’s best wolf habitat is in the southern Cascade Mountains, where vast federal lands support more than 20,000 elk in the state’s two largest herds. State biologists expect wolves to …

Q&A with candidates for 7th District Senate, Brian Dansel and Tony Booth

Five questions for Brian Dansel and Tony Booth, candidates to represent Northeast Washington in the state Senate.

Conservatives lose control of Spokane City Council; voters oust state senator

Progressives appear poised to regain control of the Spokane City Council.

In Washington Senate 7th District race, mud and money fly

The battle between an appointed incumbent and a county commissioner for the state Senate seat in Northeast Washington has turned increasingly negative, generating charges of tax-dodging, union-coddling, trash-talking and even …

Appointed senator to face two challengers in 7th District

Most years, it’s considered an advantage to hold the office you are seeking in the upcoming election. Brian Dansel and Mike Brunson, who are challenging appointed Sen. John Smith for …