By Victoria Stilwell, Peter Robison and William Selway, Bloomberg News
March 8, 2014 2:42 p.m.
SEATTLE - When Washington state residents voted in 1998 to raise the state's minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure would be a job-killer. The prediction hasn't been borne out.
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:34 p.m.
BEIJING - Malaysian officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane Saturday said they were not ruling out terrorism - or any other causes - as reports emerged that two Europeans listed on the passenger manifest were not aboard and may have had their passports stolen.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 2:32 p.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
By LISA BAUMANN and RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 2:26 p.m.
OLYMPIA — A measure to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system cleared the Senate Saturday as the state moves to merge that largely unregulated market with the still-developing legal recreational market.
It was a business-on-the-brain kind of week, from the State of the County's push to lure new businesses, Spark Furniture deciding to close and a temporary ban on strip clubs. Also, take our quiz to help you figure out where you belong inside Vancouver city limits.
By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
TOKYO — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.
By JONATHAN J. COOPER and CHAD GARLAND, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:43 p.m.
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature voted Friday to approve funding for cancer research facilities at Oregon Health & Science University, got the budget back in balance and then adjourned the 2014 session.