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Future teachers in Washington state may have to get more training in the history, culture, and treaty rights of Native American tribes. That’s a requirement of a bill currently before the Washington Legislature.

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The Washington Senate today (Thursday) approved a bill that would help residents of Pacific Island descent, including several hundred in Spokane, gain easier access to state-subsidized health care.

Inland Journal, Feb. 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

Inland Journal for February 8, 2018:

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The Washington House has taken a step toward punishing people who misrepresent their animals as service animals.

Efforts to address sexual harassment in the Washington state Capitol have suffered a setback. Legislative leaders had pledged to improve the workplace climate following reports late last year that revealed a history of misconduct at the Capitol. But finding a solution has proven more difficult than expected.

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