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SPOKANE — Spring flowers can get a bad rap when it comes to the season of itchy, watery eyes and exacerbated asthma, but biologists from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University say it's mostly wind pollinators to blame for allergy season. Unfortunately, wind pollinators…

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SEATTLE — Boeing said Thursday it has completed development of the software fix for the 737 MAX flight-control system that malfunctioned on the two flights that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia and has finished simulator and flight tests of the new system.

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SPOKANE — Former Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker urged conservatives to be prepared if Washington state ever flips from blue to red during a speech to hundreds of business leaders and elected officials Tuesday in Spokane.

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MOSES LAKE — The Port of Moses Lake is looking at the possibility of talking to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) about power for its planned west-side industrial park.

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YAKIMA — Produce labels identify and advertise. They feature original art and hint at history. Sometimes, it’s personal history.

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OLYMPIA — By the middle of the next decade, Washington workers should be eligible to draw money from a special fund to help with the expense of long-term care at home or in a nursing facility through a new state program that supporters say is the first in the nation.

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WENATCHEE — Department of Natural Resources  Commissioner Hilary Franz is coming to Wenatchee on Monday to chat with journalists at The World.

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SEATTLE — Washington’s wildfire seasons are arriving earlier, and that’s probably not good news for anyone hoping to avoid a repeat of the sun-choking smoke that has afflicted Seattle and much of the rest of the state for the last couple of summers.

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill last week to direct money to tribal health-care systems and create a council focused on improving health outcomes for members of the 29 tribes here.

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill to put Washington state permanently on daylight time Wednesday afternoon, clearing one more hurdle in efforts to eliminate the twice-yearly clock shift.

SEATTLE — Seattle-area homebuyers have a bit of good news as the middle of the housing market continues to come down from what one local housing economist calls last summer’s “sugar high.”

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package of bills Tuesday to combat climate change headlined by legislation to rid Washington’s electric grid of fossil-fuel-generated power by 2045, a move that makes the state a leader in the national clean-power movement.

OLYMPIA — A bill that would have increased hunting and angling fees for the first time since 2011 was not approved by the Washington Legislature.

OLYMPIA — An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night as the Senate narrowly voted to end that practice in Washington.

OLYMPIA – Legislation focused on streamlining the process and notification requirements to felons of their voting rights and the restoration of those rights was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday.

OLYMPIA — Washington residents struggling with consumer debt could get some help, including lower interest rates and restrictions on collection agencies, from a series of bills the Senate passed Monday.

MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon has announced that unless it can start selling its polysilicon to China, it will begin closing down its Moses Lake production facility on May 15.

SPOKANE — Grant County PUD officials said they will continue with a plan to apply for a Clean Water Act discharge permit, despite a lawsuit filed by a Portland-based environmental group.

OLYMPIA — Sexual-assault survivors in Washington may soon have a longer window to report and have their cases considered for prosecution, after the House approved a measure to extend the statute of limitations for felony sex offenses Wednesday.