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Gov. Jay Inslee calls for minimum wage increase

01/15/2014 1:30am
Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee says it should go even higher.

Budget deal expands some early childhood programs

01/15/2014 1:33am
Tens of thousands more American babies, toddlers and preschoolers would be eligible for early childhood programs under a budget deal reached by lawmakers that advocates hailed as an encouraging sign that Congress is committed to early education programs.

Air Force: 34 missile officers in cheating scandal

01/15/2014 1:13pm
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says 34 missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, the latest missteps by those who maintain and operate the nation's 450 nuclear missiles.

Air Force: 34 missile officers in cheating scandal

01/15/2014 2:01pm
The Air Force says 34 nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their certification in what is believed to be the largest such breach of integrity in the nuclear force.

Navy jet crash off Virginia coast; pilot ejected

01/15/2014 2:05pm
A Navy official says an F-18 fighter jet has crashed into waters off the Virginia coast, but the pilot ejected safely.

Washington state pitches more help for Boeing

01/15/2014 2:46pm
Even after giving Boeing Co. one of the largest packages of tax breaks in U.S. history, state leaders in Washington told the aerospace giant in a proposal released Wednesday that they are ready to do even more.

DHS has lent border drones hundreds of times

01/15/2014 2:48pm
Local, state and federal agencies ranging from local sheriff's offices to the North Dakota Army National Guard have borrowed unmanned surveillance drones from the Homeland Security Department nearly 700 times in the past three years, according to government records obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Gov't charges Wal-Mart with labor violations

01/15/2014 4:16pm
Federal officials filed a formal complaint Wednesday charging that Wal-Mart violated the rights of workers who took part in protests and strikes against the company.

Kan. gov. praises past anti-abortion protests

01/15/2014 11:08pm
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has been called to be a national leader on moral issues, comparing past anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery.