| 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...
| 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;...
| 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...
| 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 15, 2011
| 11:04 PM
DEA agents, along with federal and local police officers, raided multiple marijuana dispensaries Tuesday under federal law that prohibits owners to distribute, sell and use medical marijuana.
The coordinated sweep involved raids of five dispensaries...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen announced on Monday that she would support Senate Bill 6239 to allow same-sex marriage. Haugen, who had previously been undecided, gives the bill enough pledged support to pass the Washington state Senate.
Haugen became the 25th...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:39 PM
A bill legalizing gay marriage in Washington passed its biggest legislative hurdle Wednesday night and moved closer to becoming law.
The state Senate — where the legislation faced its toughest test — approved the measure on a 28-21 mostly...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Thursday that on Monday she will sign into law the same-sex marriage bill, which will make Washington the seventh state in the nation to allow gay marriages.
Gregoire said she will sign the measure in the state Capitol's...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:27 PM
It started with a soccer ball and fishing boat washing up in Alaska, then a huge dock was found on an Oregon beach, and Friday another battered boat was found at Washington's Cape Disappointment State Park.
A massive amount debris washed away from...