| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:51 PM
When it comes to improving public education, Republicans generally call for reforms and Democrats generally call for more money. This means charter schools, which are basically a reform, are more often something that Republicans push.
However, more and...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 11:01 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday signed into law a dozen bills meant to fight sex trafficking, including one aimed at commercial websites such as backpage.com that publish escort ads that have been blamed for exploiting minors for sex.
The bills also...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:30 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday signed into law a bill to revive a tax-incentive program that expired last July to attract movie production to Washington state.
“We have tourists from all over the world going to the town of Forks because it was...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:59 PM
Washington Democrat Jay Inslee’s decision to leave Congress early and focus full-time on the governor’s race is expected to cost the state $1 million to hold a special election to fill the final months of his term.
Monday, the chairman of...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire gave her assessment Thursday of the marathon special session of the Legislature that ended Wednesday morning.
She had candid comments about what was the last legislative session she will oversee before leaving office at the end of...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:37 PM
In her last State of the State Address, Gov. Christine Gregoire on Tuesday repeated her call for a half-cent increase in the state sales tax and also called for billions in new revenue to fix the state’s aging roads and bridges.
| Jan 13, 2012
| 6:46 PM
A bill that would legalize gay marriage in Washington was introduced Friday in the Legislature with 23 state Senate sponsors, just two votes shy of the 25 needed for passage.
Eight state senators remain uncommitted. The measure is widely expected to have...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Governor Chris Gregoire extended an emergency proclamation to ban all outdoor burning in Washington state as wildfires raged on both sides of the mountains Sunday.
"Washington state is experiencing a weather pattern like one we've rarely seen before,"...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Canadian police said Wednesday that Andrew Michael Crews, a 32-year-old Seattle resident and tattoo artist, was the gunman who shot and wounded a Canadian border agent at the Peace Arch U.S.-Canada crossing before turning the gun on himself.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:34 PM
With the Nov. 6 election less than three weeks away, things are getting heated in one of the state's most controversial ballot measures. Opponents of gay marriage say their campaign is coming under attack.
Gov. Chris Gregoire spoke on a night of...