| 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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:58 PM
At least two protesters were arrested for trying to disrupt a campaign rally by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Tacoma Monday night.
As Santorum spoke at Tacoma’s Washington Historical Museum to a few hundred people, a few...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 6:44 PM
On Monday, Washington became the seventh state in the country to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.
In a ceremony at the state capitol in Olympia, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the bill that was passed by the Senate and House.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:55 PM
For Janice Langbehn, the day filled her with joy yet the one person she wished she could share it with was gone.
“If she was here today I probably would have had jitters and gotten down on one knee right now and asked her to marry me,”...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Just a day after Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law, the fight between supporters and opponents over a referendum effort shifted into high gear. Tuesday, same-sex marriage opponents said they would raise up to $6 million. Today,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:05 PM
New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would provide same-sex couples the right to wed, but the state's Republican governor has pledged to veto the measure and has instead called for a referendum to settle the issue.
State senators passed the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:25 PM
State House Democrats unveiled their $30.7 billion supplemental spending proposal that aims to fix the state's budget shortfall, primarily by delaying funding for K-12 public schools.
The delay in education funding into the 2013-15 biennium would account...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Better revenue forecasts and some unexpected cost savings means the state budget problem isn’t as big as was thought just a few weeks ago; the deficit is about $500 million smaller.
As a result, many Democrats think they can fill the $1 billion...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Lawmakers in Olympia have been cutting budgets for the past four years, and both K-12 and higher education have taken big hits. But Democratic leaders in in the state Senate are now saying enough is enough.
The Senate Democrats' state budget blueprint,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Washington gained about 53,000 jobs in 2011 and the good news has continued into 2012, according to statistics from the state's Employee Security Department. January unemployment fell to an adjusted, estimated rate of 8.3 percent.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Today, Gov.Martin O'Malleywill make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.