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  • Gov. Christine Gregoire discusses her budget proposal with C.R. Douglas

    Gov. Christine Gregoire discusses her budget proposal with C.R. Douglas
    Washington State lawmakers begin a special session next Monday.  Their first order of business is to tackle a $2 billion budget hole.  Governor Gregoire recently presented her solution, which includes raising the sales tax by a half-cent.  If approved...
  • The lesser of two state budget evils: Shorten school year or increase class size?

    The lesser of two state budget evils: Shorten school year or increase class size?
    Nobody in education wants to make cuts to public schools, but officials are realistic that something will have to give because of the size of the state’s budget hole.  There’s a chunk of the budget, about $120 million to $130 million, that can...
  • Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution

    Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution
    A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort” service.  Two of the...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Gregoire extends burn ban to aid fire containment; forecasted wind worries officials

    Gov. Gregoire extends burn ban to aid fire containment; forecasted wind worries officials
    Firefighters battling wildfires throughout Central and Eastern Washington made progress during the week, but continuing dry conditions and a forecasted winds have crews worried of what's to come. More than 800 personnel using 32 fire engines and seven...
  • Gov. extends burn ban to all Wash. counties as fire danger persists

    Gov. extends burn ban to all Wash. counties as fire danger persists
    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,"...
  • Police: 32-year-old tattoo artist from Seattle shot Canadian border agent, killed himself

    Police: 32-year-old tattoo artist from Seattle shot Canadian border agent, killed himself
    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. “...
  • Opponents of gay marriage say their campaign is under attack

    Opponents of gay marriage say their campaign is under attack
    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...
  • Report recommends changes to protect adopted children in state from abuse

    Report recommends changes to protect adopted children in state from abuse
    A report on abused adopted children has concluded that, for the most part, adoptive families in Washington state provide nurturing, loving homes. But the study also said there are problems that need to be addressed. The study, Severe Abuse of Adopted...
  • Primary results: Inslee and McKenna to face off in November for governor

    Primary results: Inslee and McKenna to face off in November for governor
    Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Rob McKenna won the top two spots in Washington's gubernatorial primary election Tuesday and will face off in November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for governor in...
  • Gov. Gregoire's husband undergoes surgery for colon cancer

    Gov. Gregoire's husband undergoes surgery for colon cancer
    Mike Gregoire, husband of Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, underwent treatment for colon cancer, the governor disclosed in a statement issued Wednesday.  Doctors were able to remove a cancerous portion of his colon. “Yesterday, my family...