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Wolves in Washington State Are Finally Rebounding

2016 marks the seventh straight year of improvement for wolf populations in Washington state.

Thousands Volunteer To Become Firefighters In Washington State

When leaders in Washington state asked for volunteers to help fight wildfires, they weren’t expecting this. After the call went out on Friday, more than...
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Highest Minimum-Wage State Washington Beats U.S. Job Growth

When Washington residents voted in 1998 to raise the state’s minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure...

Football Player and Uber Driver Become Besties After Trip Across 5 States

This football player scored more than a ride to his team's voluntary workouts – he also scored a friend for life in his Uber...

One State’s Temporary Gun-Removal Law Shows Promise to Prevent Suicides

A Connecticut law enacted in 1999 that allows police to temporarily remove guns from suicidal people likely prevented dozens of self-inflicted deaths, according to a...

Veteran Homelessness Has Been Ended in Virginia, First State to Do It

Virginia has become the first state in the U.S. to be certified as effectively ending homelessness among military veterans. By incorporating the principles of Housing...

New York State to Turn Lights Out for Migrating Birds

The bright lights of New York attract millions of people to the big city, but they’ll be attracting fewer birds–which is a good thing...

And the Happiest City in the United States is…

Which big cities in America have the most people who are thriving? According to the 2014 Well-Being Index, Sarasota, Florida is probably the happiest metro...

Tribute to Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor (1921-2014)

Ben Bradlee, who led The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and "guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers," died...

New Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to Counter Islamic State Extremists

"A new weapon has been unleashed in this country devastated by Islamist militant violence — comedy." The Washington Post reports that a new 30-part satirical...

Kentucky State President to Share Salary With School’s Lowest-Paid

Raymond Burse hasn't held a minimum-wage job since his high school and college years. Yet, the interim president at Kentucky State University decided that...
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Feds Will Not Block State Marijuana Laws

The Obama administration said Thursday that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states strongly...
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A Fiscal Hero, Rhode Island Treasurer Balances Interests to Reform State Pension Fund

At the Democratic convention in Charlotte recently, a delegate from Rhode Island walked up to Gina Raimondo and said, “You cost me $300,000.” Raimondo, the...
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Bringing Civility to Congress: Good News Goes to Washington!

"Can't they all just get along?" is the cry going out from a chartered boat on Sept. 9 sailing up the Potomac River alongside...
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Michelle Obama Holds First White House “Kids’ State Dinner”

54 children from across the country were invited to the White House today for the first ever "Kids' State Dinner" to celebrate healthy eating...
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Michelle Obama Holds First White House “Kids’ State Dinner”

54 children from across the country were invited to the White House today for the first ever "Kids' State Dinner" to celebrate healthy eating...
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“Good News Goes to Washington” (on an 85-foot yacht)

To counter the barrage of negative campaigning in 2012, "Good News Goes to Washington" An 85-foot yacht has been chartered to sail up the Potomac,...
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State Patrol Trooper Rescues Orphan Fawn Near Highway

A baby deer whose mother likely was killed by a car in Bellingham, Washington, nuzzled up to a state trooper on the scene of...
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As Federal Money Dries Up, States Get Creative in Funding Renewable Energy

Advocates of renewable energy have been trying unsuccessfully to pitch a new federal program in gridlocked Washington. But, in the states, progress in Hawaii,...
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At Last, a Year for State Budgets When the Sky is Not Falling

After a four-year run during which states had to close budget gaps of historic proportions, the term “surplus” is finally making a modest comeback...