Controversial comments

A state senator likely provoked the ire of nurses well beyond her home state's border. Comments made by Sen. Maureen Walsh over a bill requiring a shift limit for nurses were "incredibly disrespectful and patronizing."

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On the defensive

Boeing is refuting an investigation by The New York Times about production issues at the company's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina.  

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Spying allegations

An investigation by the The Guardian revealed Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) had discussions with right-wing figures about conducting surveillance of Spokane residents.

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Sex crimes statute 

Survivors of certain sex crimes no longer have to worry about how long they have to report the crime to authorities in Washington state. A bill signed into law eliminates the statute of limitations for sex crimes involving minors.

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Earth Day 

Earth Day is today. To celebrate, visitors will be able to enter Washington state parks for free instead of paying $10 for a one-day pass or a $30 annual Discover Pass.  

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