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As legislators debate their budgets, CRC could be bargaining chip

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- With only three days until the end of the regular legislative session, one party on Thursday declared its work completed, while the other […]

Cleveland gets her first bill signed into law

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- As the Legislature nears April 28, its constitutionally required final day of session, there are many issues that have yet to be […]

Many bills of local interest clear Wednesday’s cutoff

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Wednesday was the Legislature's deadline for many bills to pass out of policy committees. Here is a look at some bills that made it, and […]

Rep. Stonier could achieve perfect record for getting her bills passed

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, has accomplished something no other freshman House Democrat has done this session. She's had nearly every one of […]

Bill would allow dental hygienists to administer topical pain relievers

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Dental hygienists may be able to help alleviate the pain of a dentist visit if legislation passes in the House of Representatives this session. House Bill […]

Clark County’s legislators move bills through the opposite chamber

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Now that the 2013 legislative session is more than halfway over, state lawmakers from Clark County are working their bills through the opposite chamber in […]

Rivers aims to ease environmental requirement for local governments

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA-- Local towns and cities may soon be free of an unfunded mandate requiring all publicly owned vehicles to convert to using biofuel or electricity […]

Harris’ bill receives hearing in Senate committee

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA-- Pharmacists may soon be added to the Legend Drug Act, thanks to a bill by Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver. House Bill 1182 creates a ‚Äútechnical […]

Amendment to education bill leads to its bipartisan support

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- Sometimes one amendment can make all the difference when it comes to the success or failure of a legislator's proposal. Take House Bill […]

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