| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Starting on Oct. 1, medical marijuana will be legal in Connecticut. Although our state's medical marijuana law was carefully designed to minimize the risk of federal invention, the legal reality is that the federal government can still prosecute anyone...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:50 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez on Friday issued a preliminary injuction against a new Washington state law intended to force Backpage.com and other Web sites to verify the age of people who place online classified sex ads.
On March 29, Gov....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Voters in Washington State will decide in November if gay couples in the state will be allowed to marry.
Opponents of gay marriage forced Referendum 74 onto the ballot after collecting nearly twice the number of signatures required.