| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Moments after President Barak Obama finished his speech to the Joint Session of Congress on September 8, politicians in Washington state published their reactions to President Obama’s American Jobs Act.
Here are some excerpts from the statements...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 10:51 PM
On the steps of the nation's capitol and across the country; there is heavy mix of shock and sadness. Members of Congress from from western Washington and other leaders immediately issued statements denouncing the violence and expressing concern for...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Negotiation -- not confrontation.
That's the message from King County Executive Dow Constantine today, who sharply criticized the style and substance of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's assault on public employee unions.
Constantine condemned a vote by...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Washington earlier this year, and will be on the ballot in November. Wednesday, local politicians reacted to President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Here is a collection of their...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:11 PM
Members of the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, are mourning the sudden death of Sen. Scott White who was found dead at the Suncadia Resort on October 21. White was attending a conference on setting a regional economic vision.
| Aug 18, 2009
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is facing seven challengers in his bid for a third term.
Voters in Tuesday's primary are deciding the top two candidates to advance to the Nov. 3 general election.
Nickels' opponents include city councilwoman Jan Drago, cell...
| Aug 19, 2009
Former TV news anchor Susan Hutchison appears headed for the November general election after finishing first in the primary.
With about half of the vote counted, Hutchison had 37 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary, ahead of County Councilman Dow...
| May 6, 2009
As the fight against Swine Flu continues, local officials say the money needed to continue the battle is drying up.
On Wednesday, King County Executive and County Councilmembers Dow Constantine and Julia Patterson urged state lawmakers to restore some...
| May 18, 2009
King County Council members voted Monday afternoon to allow Interim Executive Kurt Triplett to continue working in the county's top post.
An advisory committee had recommended either former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer or Triplett. Ron Sims resigned to...
| Feb 18, 2010
Governor Gregoire, Senator Patty Murray, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and several local lawmakers will gather today to talk about a $30 million grant to help fix the notorious "Mercer Mess."
While the announcement to use federal stimulus money to fund the...
| Feb 18, 2010
A traffic bottleneck you've likely sat in for years, the "Mercer Mess", may finally be going away, thanks to new federal funding.
Today Senator Patty Murray, Governor Christine Gregoire and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, standing just a few feet from where...