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Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state House voted along party lines Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage - already the nation's highest - to $12 an hour over the next four years....

Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul
SEATTLE (AP) -- With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores....

Washington Senate votes to move up presidential primary
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve a bill that would strengthen the state's 2016 presidential primary and move it from May to March....

Washington House passes bill to require paid sick leave
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state House has passed a bill requiring many of the state's employers to offer employees paid sick leave....

Senate OKs bill that would add prison time for drone crimes
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Senate has passed a bill that would allow prosecutors to seek an extra year in prison for offenders who use a drone aircraft while committing a crime....

Pot growers convicted on fed count in state where it's legal
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal....

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) -- Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese and other waterfowl were observed covered in oil....

Man dies in Pierce County Jail booking area
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County authorities say a man died in the county jail's booking area hours after officers say he appeared to ingest a white substance as he was being arrested....

ACLU seeks more than $2.8M in legal costs from Yakima, Wash.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking more than $2.8 million in legal costs from the city of Yakima in the organization's successful voting rights lawsuit....

Man accused of using Seahawks' names to obtain narcotics
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says a 34-year-old man accused of faking on-the-job injuries and using the last names of Seattle Seahawks players to obtain prescription drugs has been charged with 12 felony counts....