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A cast of characters from Washington’s TV and film industry descended on Olympia Tuesday seeking an expanded tax credit for the film industry.

Idaho lawmakers unhappy with the legalization of gay marriage in the state are calling on Congress to do something about “activist judges.”

A bill in the state Legislature would prevent people under age 18 from buying vaping products
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People who want to quit smoking have credited e-cigarettes with helping them kick the habit. But vaping is also attracting a new group of users — teenagers. 

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would crack down on retailers who sell vaping products to minors.

Ross Reynolds talks with Lara Zarowsky, policy director for Innocence Project Northwest, about a legislative proposal that would require most DNA evidence collected in violent felonies to be preserved for the entire length of someone's sentence.

Gloria Hoeppner holds her VA choice card with husband Earl Kornbrekke at their home in Friday Harbor, Washington.
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Gloria Hoeppner, 89, is a Navy veteran who lives with her husband in the San Juan Islands. To see a doctor, she usually has to take a ferry from her home on Friday Harbor. It can take hours.

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Researchers from the University of Washington and the state are hoping cold, hard data can help settle the heated debate over the costs and benefits of raising the minimum wage in Seattle.

A bill backed by the NRA in the Idaho House turned out some unlikely opponents Monday: Idaho gun owners.

Idaho lawmakers are set to tackle some of the most contentious issues of the session at the capitol. Monday morning starts with a hearing on abortion.

Federal law generally prohibits the import of ivory, but it's legal to sell domestically if the ivory was harvested before 1976.

You might think that a bill that would outlaw something that doesn't even take place in Oregon might sail through the legislature.

Washington lawmakers are on the honor system when it comes to accepting free meals from lobbyists.

Several high mountain passes in the Northwest are set to have historically-early openings this year due to low snowpack.

The divide between Republicans and Democrats on pot politics is narrowing, President Barack Obama said in an interview Monday.

A still from the trailer for "Kill Team."
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Marcie Sillman talks with filmmaker Dan Krauss about his new documentary, "The Kill Team." The film features the story of Private Adam Winfield, who attempted to warn the military of war crimes against innocent civilians in Afghanistan. He later plead guilty to involvement in a killing and was sentenced for three years in prison.

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