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Oregon lawmakers are advancing a measure that would make it easier for transgender people to change their identity on government documents.

This week on the Inland Journal, reporter Austin Jenkins from the Northwest News Network takes us behind prison walls. He’ll explore why 11 Washington state inmates took their lives in the years 2014 and 2015.

Washington state and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement last week that officials say will improve on-the-ground management of public lands susceptible to wildfire.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the Republican healthcare plan in Congress “a disaster.” Inslee made his comments Wednesday as new projections on the impact to the state were released.

Governor Jay Inslee and state Lands Commissioner Hillary Franz toured a rural area of Spokane County Tuesday to see how local efforts are going to reduce fuels for wildfire.