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  • 520 Bridge Environmental Study Complete; Construction Bids Begin

    520 Bridge Environmental Study Complete; Construction Bids Begin
    The project to build a new 520 bridge across Lake Washington can now take a big step forward.  An environmental impact statement that took years to complete is finally out. It’s not what you'd consider light reading.  State DOT workers  brought in...
  • Governor Gregoire will not seek third term in office

    Governor Gregoire will not seek third term in office
    At a news conference in Olympia Monday, Gov. Chris Gregoire officially announced she will not seek a third term in office. "The worst thing I can think of for the people of Washington is for me to be preoccupied with a campaign right now. I need to set...
  • Boeing labor spat bubbles up in Paris

    Boeing labor spat bubbles up in Paris
    A fierce debate over Boeing Co's new non-union airplane factory in South Carolina boiled over thousands of miles away this week at the Paris Air Show, with key players swiping at one another in a battle for jobs back home. In April, the National Labor...
  • Jay Inslee launches campaign for governor

    Jay Inslee launches campaign for governor
    Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), officially announced his campaign for governor Monday at a press conference in Seattle. Inslee's opportunity to seek the governor's seat came after sitting governor Christine Gregoire said she would not seek a third term. Inslee,...
  • Vail resigns as state Corrections Department chief, citing 'personal reasons'

    Vail resigns as state Corrections Department chief, citing 'personal reasons'
    Washington Department of Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail unexpectedly resigned Friday, citing "personal reasons." Gov. Chris Gregoire immediately appointed Prisons Director Bernie Warner to serve as the acting DOC chief. Speaking of Vail's resignation,...
  • Boeing Wins $35 Billion Tanker Contract

    Boeing Wins $35 Billion Tanker Contract
    Boeing has won the battle for a $35 billion tanker contract against Airbus.  The U.S. Air Force made the announcement Thursday afternoon.  "Boeing was a clear winner," said U.S. Air Force officials.  Boeing estimates it could create about 50,000 jobs in...
  • Kansas lawmakers praise tanker decision

    Kansas lawmakers praise tanker decision
    Lawmakers from Kansas and Washington state praised the Obama Administration, the Department of Defense and the Air Force in finally giving the tanker contract to Boeing. The reaction was not the same in Alabama. Gov. Sam Brownback (R) "I have been...
  • Boeing Workers Celebrate Victory Win Over Tanker Contract

    Boeing Workers Celebrate Victory Win Over Tanker Contract
    Hundreds of Boeing workers gathered in Everett to celebrate the win of a $35 billion tanker contract against Airbus.  State representatives were on hand excited about the jobs coming to the state.  It's estimated about 10,000 jobs will be created by...
  • Federal Investigators Begin Review at Monroe Prison

    Federal Investigators Begin Review at Monroe Prison
    Federal investigators arrived at the Monroe Correctional Complex Monday for a week-long visit.  They will be reviewing prison procedures, staff structure and the offender classification system. Governor Christine Gregoire asked for the review after the...
  • Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators

    Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators
     Allison Lance grabs her megaphone and joins other animal activists in confronting whale watch boats that get too close to the endangered Southern Resident Orcas. “Attention whale watch operators and customers, you are breaking federal law by...
  • Murdered Lakewood Officers' Memorial Unveiled

    Murdered Lakewood Officers' Memorial Unveiled
    Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar's voice filled with emotion as he remembered the four officers killed by a gunman one year ago. Chief Farrar says, "I told my command staff they only have to hold it together one more time so bear with me.  Mark and...