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Inslee says state will act on oil trains

The number of oil trains running across Washington is unacceptable, and the Legislature will consider bills in the upcoming session that mandate advance notification of oil shipments by rail as well as more funding for railroad crossings and emergency response training, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.

No Child Left Behind law fuzzier than ever

With action to reauthorize or rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law stalled at the federal level, states across the country are left trying to navigate the waters of a widely unpopular law. Washington and Oklahoma have lost their waivers, and other states are in jeopardy of doing the same.

Traffic jam? What traffic jam?

The mother of all traffic jams never materialized on Interstate 5 through Olympia this past weekend, thanks to motorists heeding warnings about potential traffic tieups, which allowed road crews to complete preliminary work and reopen northbound Interstate-5 much earlier than expected, according to the state Department of Transportation.