| Mar 21, 2011
| 7:17 PM
After a week-long investigation by the National Institute of Corrections, the Governor announced more than a dozen security recommendations made by the federal team.
Nearly all them echo what we were told by the panel of corrections officers who...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Friday is the deadline for the Washington state senate to vote on legislation aimed at providing the Department of Corrections various security upgrades.
House bill 20-11 gives state corrections officers the right to negotiate over workplace-safety...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 9:54 PM
Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a bill into law that acknowledges same-sex marriages sanctioned in other states as domestic partnerships in the state of Washington.
Supporters said it fixes a technical loophole.
Previously, the state only...
| Jan 6, 2011
Governor Chris Gregoire wants to transform the ferry system from a state-only operation to a regional ferry district with state subsidies, giving local counties taxing and operational power.
In an announcement Thursday, Gregoire said the change is...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire delivered her annual State of the State address Tuesday. She showed optimism over the state's ability to return to the type of economic vibrance we have seen in the past.
The governor took aim at those who doubt the state's...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency Wednsday. The action by the governor is in response to the severe winter storms that struck western and south central Washington counties back in December.
The governor’s action followed the...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 9:29 PM
A somber day as thousands gathered in Everett Tuesday to honor the life of Ofc. Jayme Biendl.
The procession began at the Monroe Correctional Complex where Biendl worked and it ended at Comcast Arena where thousands gathered to honor her.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:04 AM
Washington's budget shortfalls are keeping several state agencies closed Tuesday.
The closures are part of a law signed by Gov Chris Gregoire last year that requires state agencies to not operate ten days out of the year to save money.
The law assures...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The state is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigative help in determining why whooping cough is spreading so quickly in Washington.
It comes after Gov. Christine Gregoire released emergency money to pay for more vaccine,...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden has apologized to President Barack Obama for putting him in a tough position that led to Obama's announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage, senior administration officials said Thursday.
Obama said in an...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Washington earlier this year, and will be on the ballot in November. Wednesday, local politicians reacted to President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Here is a collection of their...