| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:51 PM
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,...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
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’...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:55 PM
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.”
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:22 PM
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-...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:04 AM
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...