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State Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage

Ross Reynolds
02/02/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

The Washington State Senate Passes Same–Sex Marriage Bill: NPR's Austin Jenkins explains what happens next.

Is A New Law The Answer To The Prescription Drug Epidemic? Washington state has the strictest laws in the nation to try and curtail the rising tide of prescription drug addiction and overdoses. But will it work? We talk with investigative reporter Carol Smith about her recent in–depth coverage, "The Devil In The Medicine Cabinet."

Coping With Government Layoffs: Cutting government budgets solves one problem but creates another. Suddenly there are unemployed government workers. We'll hear how government layoffs have affected Washington, Oregon and Idaho. NPR's Chris Lehman, Emilie Ritter Saunders and Austin Jenkins report.


Carol Smith is the executive editor of Investigate West.

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