Don Benton

Columbia River Crossing
5:39 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Columbia River Crossing Funding Hinges On Washington Special Session

Artist rendering of the potential I-5 replacement bridge.
Credit Columbia River Crossing

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.

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Abortion Debate
6:06 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Parental Notification Debated In Olympia

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.

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Leaked Senate Report
4:07 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Democrats In Washington Senate Slam Majority For Leak Investigation

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 4:00 pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The partisan fallout continues in the Washington state Senate over its response to how a controversial Republican senator treats staff. Minority Democrats took to the Senate floor Wednesday to accuse the new majority of caring more about who leaked a report about Senator Pam Roach than creating a safe workplace.

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