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  • 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...
  • At least two protesters arrested at Santorum rally in Tacoma

    At least two protesters arrested at Santorum rally in Tacoma
    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...
  • Gay marriage signed into law

    Gay marriage signed into law
    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. "Welcome to...
  • Gays, lesbians celebrate; opposition hopes to repeal law

    Gays, lesbians celebrate; opposition hopes to repeal law
    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,”...
  • Same-sex marriage supporters plan to match opponents' fundraising

    Same-sex marriage supporters plan to match opponents' fundraising
    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,...
  • NJ Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    NJ Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill
    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...
  • State House Democrats' budget plan would delay funding for K-12 schools

    State House Democrats' budget plan would delay funding for K-12 schools
    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...
  • State lawmaker's plan would allow local governments to raise sales tax

    State lawmaker's plan would allow local governments to raise sales tax
    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...
  • Senate Democrats unveil state budget plan: No cuts to education

    Senate Democrats unveil state budget plan: No cuts to education
    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,...
  • Washington unemployment down to 8.3%, lowest mark since early 2009

    Washington unemployment down to 8.3%, lowest mark since early 2009
    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. Washington's...
  • Same-sex marriage: a big win for Maryland families

    Same-sex marriage: a big win for Maryland families
    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. It...