Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber

Not just anybody can come onto the floor of the Senate -- not even babies. Prompted by the first sitting senator with a newborn, the Senate has decided to allow the babies of its members into the chamber, but not before some coaxing.

Baumgartner sets

State Senator Michael Baumgartner announced that he is not running for re-election this year, and will, instead run for Spokane County treasurer.