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  • Obama taps O'Malley to co-chair national homeland security panel

    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...
  • Inslee to be next Washington governor as GOP's McKenna concedes race

    Inslee to be next Washington governor as GOP's McKenna concedes race
    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,"...
  • Republicans score key gubernatorial win in North Carolina

    Republicans score key gubernatorial win in North Carolina
    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;...
  • GOP Expands Majority in Governors' Mansions

    GOP Expands Majority in Governors' Mansions
    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...
  • More than 20,000 respirator masks sent for state residents dealing with heavy smoke, wildfires

    More than 20,000 respirator masks sent for state residents dealing with heavy smoke, wildfires
    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...
  • DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries

    DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries
    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...
  • State Senate committee passes same-sex marriage bill

    State Senate committee passes same-sex marriage bill
    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...
  • Same-sex marriage has the votes to pass in Washington

    Same-sex marriage has the votes to pass in Washington
    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...
  • Washington state Senate approves same-sex marriage bill

    Washington state Senate approves same-sex marriage bill
    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...
  • Governor to sign bill legalizing gay marriage Monday

    Governor to sign bill legalizing gay marriage Monday
    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...
  • Washington state allocates funds, coordinates response for tsunami debris

    Washington state allocates funds, coordinates response for tsunami debris
    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...