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A Richland, Washington, flower shop owner who was on the losing end of a same-sex wedding discrimination case now wants to piggyback on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court argument.

Spokane could become the next in a growing list of Northwest cities including Seattle, Portland and Bend, Oregon, to commit to a climate change agreement President Trump opted out of this spring.

Time is running out for Washington lawmakers to pass a capital construction budget. Less than one week remains in the state’s third overtime session of the legislature.

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The Congressional Budget Office has estimated more than 20 million people could eventually lose their health insurance if either the proposed House or Senate health care bills become law.

One option for those who can’t afford insurance is to pay their doctors directly when they have an appointment. Another option is available in some states but not others. It’s called ‘direct medical care’ and it’s offered at a handful of clinics in Spokane.

A new film based on an award-winning novel by a Portland author is playing across the country this summer. It’s star hails from Yakima, Washington.

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