| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:56 PM
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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:12 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 7:34 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:07 AM
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...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
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...