Local & Regional

Local Seattle doctor disciplined for 'sexting' during surgery
A Seattle anesthesologist's suspension to practice was indefinitely continued for repeatedly sexting during surgeries and engaging in sexual activity at his workplace, among other activities, according to the state Department of Health.
Local Oregon tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot Oregon tackles how to regulate medical, recreational pot
The agency in charge of implementing Oregon's legal marijuana program said Friday that medical and recreational pot should be subject to the same tracking and testing systems if they're to be sold in the same retail outlets.
Local Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana
The Justice Department's December announcement that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution - if not silence or opposition - from many tribes.
Local State Senate starts moving transportation bills
The Senate started moving some pieces of a state transportation package off the chamber floor Friday, including a measure that would exempt all state highway projects from the state sales tax and would redirect sales tax money from non-highway transportation projects away from the state general fund.
Local Bill on animals locked in cars clears state Senate Bill on animals locked in cars clears state Senate
A bill that makes it a civil offense to lock a pet in a car under dangerous conditions won unanimous approval from the Washington state Senate on Friday morning.