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  • Legislature passes bills aimed at combating Medicaid fraud

    Legislature passes bills aimed at combating Medicaid fraud
    The Washington State Legislature passed two bills Thursday night designed to fight Medicaid fraud. Data indicates that fraud accounts for three and 10 percent of Medicaid expenditures. The fraud recovery rate is currently sitting at less than one percent...
  • A preview of the special legislative session

    A preview of the special legislative session
    When you are dealing with billions of dollars, there are a lot of things that people can disagree on. But you can boil the recent state budget impasse down to two big items -- items that many are calling gimmicks. They will clearly be the focus when the...
  • Washington government saves $1.7 million by cutting down cell phone use

    Washington government saves $1.7 million by cutting down cell phone use
    Washington state agencies have saved $1.7 million since November by cutting down on their cell phone use, Gov. Christine Gregoire's office announced Monday. In November, Gregoire directed state agencies to cut down on unused and unnecessary cell phones....
  • Overwhelming evidence supports medical use of marijuana

    Overwhelming evidence supports medical use of marijuana
    I've read a pair of forceful screeds against medical marijuana in The Sun's editorial section lately ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7; "Who says marijuana is safe and effective?" March 13). Both make the rather uncontroversial...
  • Woman with prior DUI arrests busted for drunken driving, with infant aboard

    Woman with prior DUI arrests busted for drunken driving, with infant aboard
    A driver with prior DUI arrests and a revoked license was taken into custody early Friday after she crashed her vehicle into a parked car, with her infant son on board, and her blood alcohol level registered more than three times the legal limit, police...
  • Charter schools a point of contention in Olympia

    Charter schools a point of contention in Olympia
    When it comes to improving public education, Republicans generally call for reforms and Democrats generally call for more money.  This means charter schools, which are basically a reform, are more often something that Republicans push.  However, more and...
  • State appeals federal judge's ruling on morning-after pill

    State appeals federal judge's ruling on morning-after pill
    The state of Washington on Wednesday appealed a federal judge’s decision that pharmacists and pharmacies in the state can deny the sale of the morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, because of religious objections. Legal Voice and Planned...
  • Governor signs bills to combat sex trafficking, including on website ads

    Governor signs bills to combat sex trafficking, including on website ads
    Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday signed into law a dozen bills meant to fight sex trafficking, including one aimed at commercial websites such as backpage.com that publish escort ads that have been blamed for exploiting minors for sex.  The bills also...
  • Washington hopes tax incentives will attract movie production back to state

    Washington hopes tax incentives will attract movie production back to state
    Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday signed into law a bill to revive a tax-incentive program that expired last July to attract movie production to Washington state. “We have tourists from all over the world going to the town of Forks because it was...
  • Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire: 'We are down, but we are not out'

     
    Another governor faces dramatic cuts and tries to rally the discouraged....
  • The Obama-Hu state dinner: Who made the guest list cut? No Salahis but a few Republicans sneaked in

     
    Famous names, many of them Asian, show up for the third state dinner hosted at the White House by the Obamas....