| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:04 AM
Washington's budget shortfalls are keeping several state agencies closed Tuesday.
The closures are part of a law signed by Gov Chris Gregoire last year that requires state agencies to not operate ten days out of the year to save money.
The law assures...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Boeing has won the battle for a $35 billion tanker contract against Airbus. The U.S. Air Force made the announcement Thursday afternoon.
"Boeing was a clear winner," said U.S. Air Force officials.
Boeing estimates it could create about 50,000 jobs in...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Lawmakers from Kansas and Washington state praised the Obama Administration, the Department of Defense and the Air Force in finally giving the tanker contract to Boeing. The reaction was not the same in Alabama.
Gov. Sam Brownback (R)
"I have been...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Hundreds of Boeing workers gathered in Everett to celebrate the win of a $35 billion tanker contract against Airbus.
State representatives were on hand excited about the jobs coming to the state. It's estimated about 10,000 jobs will be created by...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON - Their states on the brink of financial catastrophe, governors pleaded Saturday for the divided federal government to avoid doing anything that would hamper the tenuous economic recovery back home.
Their message to Washington: prevent a...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Federal investigators arrived at the Monroe Correctional Complex Monday for a week-long visit. They will be reviewing prison procedures, staff structure and the offender classification system.
Governor Christine Gregoire asked for the review after the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:11 AM
A fierce debate over Boeing Co's new non-union airplane factory in South Carolina boiled over thousands of miles away this week at the Paris Air Show, with key players swiping at one another in a battle for jobs back home.
In April, the National Labor...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), officially announced his campaign for governor Monday at a press conference in Seattle.
Inslee's opportunity to seek the governor's seat came after sitting governor Christine Gregoire said she would not seek a third term.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:05 PM
Washington Department of Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail unexpectedly resigned Friday, citing "personal reasons." Gov. Chris Gregoire immediately appointed Prisons Director Bernie Warner to serve as the acting DOC chief.
Speaking of Vail's resignation,...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Airbus parent EADS conceded defeat in an epic, decade-long contest to sell aerial tankers to the Pentagon and confirmed it would not protest the award of a $30 billion contract to Boeing Co .
EADS North America Chairman Ralph Crosby expressed...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Along the west coast of the United States, we waited and watched as a wall of water raced across the Pacific. The Washington coast was impacted by the tsunami, but Oregon and California were hit hardest.
A state of emergency has been declared in 4...