Washington State Senate http://www.kplu.org en 2014 Elections Will Loom Over Wash. Legislative Session http://www.kplu.org/post/2014-elections-will-loom-over-wash-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington lawmakers convened Monday for what could prove to be the most partisan session in a decade. Control of the Washington Senate is up for grabs this fall, and both sides will be looking for political advantage over the next 60 days.</span></p><p>Currently, a coalition of 24 Republicans and two breakaway Democrats hold a three-seat advantage. Democrats think they have a shot at winning back the majority in November.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:08:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12529 at http://www.kplu.org 2014 Elections Will Loom Over Wash. Legislative Session Despite pledge to cooperate, partisan recriminations in Washington Senate http://www.kplu.org/post/despite-pledge-cooperate-partisan-recriminations-washington-senate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030113AJ_PartisanRecriminations_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Three months ago, 23 Republicans and two breakaway Democrats seized control of the Washington state Senate. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:29:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7898 at http://www.kplu.org Despite pledge to cooperate, partisan recriminations in Washington Senate NW pilots praised for unconfirmed role in bin Laden mission http://www.kplu.org/post/nw-pilots-praised-unconfirmed-role-bin-laden-mission <p>Washington state senators Wednesday praised Northwest chopper pilots for flying a celebrated mission that no one can confirm they were on. That would be the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.<br /><br /> This much we know: Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma is home to a battalion of the U.S. Army&#39;s &quot;Night Stalkers.&quot; That&#39;s an elite helicopter unit that flies commando and combat rescue missions.</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 16:41:29 +0000 Tom Banse 1538 at http://www.kplu.org NW pilots praised for unconfirmed role in bin Laden mission