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  • Malloy says he'll sign on to governors' petition asking feds to relax ban on medical pot

    Malloy says he'll sign on to governors' petition asking feds to relax ban on medical pot
    Gov. Dannel Malloy says he plans to sign on to a petition by the governors of Rhode Island and Washington state asking the feds to reclassify marijuana so it can be used in medical pot programs. “The governor continues to support the palliative use...
  • Gregoire's medical marijuana appeal draws some praise

    Gregoire's medical marijuana appeal draws some praise
    Gov. Christine Gregoire’s announcement that that she is petitioning the Drug Enforcement Administration to legalize marijuana for medical purposes drew some praise Thursday.  “We need to get to the tipping point,” Vivian McPeak,...
  • State GOP lawmakers see slot machines as budget money-raiser

    State GOP lawmakers see slot machines as budget money-raiser
    Republican lawmakers in Olympia continue to oppose Gov. Christine Gregoire’s push to increase the sales tax to help solve the state’s budget woes.  But there is some new revenue that they actually will support. Republicans now say that...
  • Kimberly-Clark says it is closing Everett paper mill; 750 to lose jobs

    Kimberly-Clark says it is closing Everett paper mill; 750 to lose jobs
    Kimberly-Clark Corp.  announced Thursday it has failed to sell its paper mill in Everett and will be shutting it down, throwing about 750 employees out of work soon. Nearly 90 percent of the workers will lose their jobs by New Year’s Day, and only...
  • Former Governor endorses sales tax hike

    Former Governor endorses sales tax hike
    Former Republican Governor John Spellman is endorsing Chris Gregoire’s push for a half-cent increase in the state sales tax.  “The only question in my mind is, should it be more?” asked the last Republican to hold the Governor’...
  • 2011: Top news stories in Washington state

    2011: Top news stories in Washington state
    In 2011, some of the top news stories in the state involved medical marijuana, the governor's re-election decision and proposed sales tax increase, liquor privatization, Amanda Knox, the Occupy movement, a Tacoma teachers strike and even a duckling shot...
  • Gregoire announces state education reform proposals

    Gregoire announces state education reform proposals
    Gov. Christine Gregoire on Tuesday announced a series of reforms to help improve K-12 education in Washington.  “The system has failed teachers and principals and students,” Gregoire said. “There is no question in my mind.” The...
  • High Concept: Should butane be avoided?

    High Concept: Should butane be avoided?
    Does inhaling the butane from lighters while smoking a bowl cause any harm? Butane is a highly toxic gas to inhale, but it also burns very cleanly. You're not inhaling butane from a lighter, but the water vapor, carbon dioxide and sometimes a trace...
  • Should Washington privatize its lottery?

    Should Washington privatize its lottery?
    Washington is now in the process of privatizing liquor. Should the state lottery be next? Gov. Christine Gregoire says yes.  Gregoire said Thursday she believes it could potentially save the state millions of dollars that the state now spends running...
  • Judge overrules state's roll-your-own cigarette tax

    Judge overrules state's roll-your-own cigarette tax
    A Franklin County judge overruled the Washington law imposing a tax on roll-your-own cigarettes, reports the Tri-City Herald. The 15-cent tax was supposed to go into effect on Sunday. The judge, Bruce Spanner, ruled that the tax violates the Tim Eyman-...
  • Local politicians react to high court's healthcare ruling

    Local politicians react to high court's healthcare ruling
    Politicians in Washington State got to work Thursday responding to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). The high court ruled the individual mandate requiring people...