Don Benton http://nwpr.org en Columbia River Crossing Funding Hinges On Washington Special Session http://nwpr.org/post/columbia-river-crossing-funding-hinges-washington-special-session <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When Washington lawmakers return to Olympia in two weeks for a special session, Governor Jay Inslee is demanding they approve funding for the new Columbia River Crossing. The Democrat wants that funding included in a broader gas tax measure.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:39:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins 26705 at http://nwpr.org Columbia River Crossing Funding Hinges On Washington Special Session Parental Notification Debated In Olympia http://nwpr.org/post/parental-notification-debated-olympia-0 <p></p><p>The debate over abortion once again filled a hearing room in Olympia Wednesday. Washington senators heard testimony for and against a bill that would require 48-hour notice to a parent or guardian before a girl under 18 receives an abortion. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:06:44 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 22352 at http://nwpr.org Democrats In Washington Senate Slam Majority For Leak Investigation http://nwpr.org/post/democrats-washington-senate-slam-majority-leak-investigation <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/012313AJ_RoachFollow_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The partisan fallout continues in the Washington state Senate over its response to how a controversial Republican senator treats staff. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:07:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 21637 at http://nwpr.org Democrats In Washington Senate Slam Majority For Leak Investigation