| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:43 PM
Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna conceded defeat Friday night to former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee in the Washington governor's race.
In a video address, McKenna told his supporters, "Today we come to the end of a long journey,"...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Republicans picked up a key seat in North Carolina, flipping a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, according to CNN projections.
Eleven states are holding gubernatorial races Tuesday, in which Democrats are defending eights seats;...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Friday night amended an emergency proclamation to include a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning for all counties east of the Cascades until midnight Tuesday.
“With more warm, dry weather expected – the potential...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed an emergency proclamation on Thursday declaring a State of Emergency for all counties east of the crest of the Cascades.
The move will deploy additional state resources, including air support from Washington’s National...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:22 PM
As fires rage near Wenatchee, a dry past couple of months have turned the possibility of wildfires into a reality on the west side of the Cascades.
A section of grass adjacent to State Route 167 near Puyallup went up in flames Saturday. Authorities don't...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:12 PM
State health officials sent more than 20,000 respirator masks to areas where residents are dealing with heavy, hazardous smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington, the Department of Health said Friday.
The Kittitas County Public Health...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Republicans flipped North Carolina, a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, expanding their national lead over Democrats at the statehouse level, according to CNN projections.
Eleven states held governors' races Tuesday. Democrats...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:38 AM
President Barack Obama has named Gov. Martin O'Malley one of two co-chairmen of a panel of state and federal officials focused on defense and homeland security, the governor's office said Monday.
The Maryland Democrat will co-chair the Council of...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:45 PM
A pair of U.S. governors appealed to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses, saying current federal law makes it difficult for states that have legalized medical marijuana to safely...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:38 PM
On a 4-3 vote, a Washington state Senate committee on Thursday passed and sent to the full Senate a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
The Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee approved the measure, after...