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  • Special Session: Lawmakers address workers' comp, medical marijuana

    Special Session:  Lawmakers address workers' comp, medical marijuana
    State leaders are negotiating today on an agreement to overhaul Washington workers' compensation rules. The meetings today follow a four-hour session last night in which a new proposal from Gov. Chris Gregoire was discussed. Sen. Jeanna Kohl Welles is...
  • Lawmakers reach tentative budget agreement

    Lawmakers reach tentative budget agreement
    UPDATE: Legislators came to a tentative agreement Monday, with just two days left in the Special Session. No details are being released until Tuesday morning, but lawmakers seem confident they can pass the budget plan -- and fill a $5 billion shortfall...
  • Bill to legalize medical marijuana up in smoke

    Bill to legalize medical marijuana up in smoke
    Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' bill to legalize and license dispensaries in the state that sell marijuana to patients will not move forward. Kohl-Welles, who has been working on scaling back the bill to garner approval from Gov. Chris Gregoire, wrote on her...
  • House and Senate finalize amendments as legislative clock winds down

    House and Senate finalize amendments as legislative clock winds down
    Some last minute wrangling over budget issues has resulted in 34-13 vote in the Washington Senate to pass its own version of House Bill 1087, the 2011-13 Operating Budget. The final vote came in final few hours of the 2011 legislature’s Special...
  • Memorial Day events

    Monday is Memorial Day and there are plenty of events going on around Western Washington. Below is a list of Memorial Day events. (With information from the Everett Herald, the Seattle PI. and the Bellingham Herald)    Arlington American Legion Post...
  • Release of convicted murderer postponed

    Release of convicted murderer postponed
    UPDATE: The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board has postponed the release of convicted murderer John Athan. Athan was set to be released Monday, after serving only seven years of his sentence for murdering his neighbor, Kristen Sumstad, 13, in 1982....
  • Part of viaduct to be torn down early

    Part of viaduct to be torn down early
    Construction on the southern end of the viaduct is ahead of schedule, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Friday. In fact, WSDOT said that part of the viaduct will come down six months early, saving taxpayers nearly $1 million. “...
  • Kent orders closure of medical marijuana dispensaries

    Kent orders closure of medical marijuana dispensaries
    Kent has joined a handful of other cities cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries. Friday marks the one year anniversary that the Evergreen Holistic Center in Kent has been open. Its director, Charles Lambert, was looking forward to...
  • McKenna announces run for governor

    McKenna announces run for governor
    Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced his campaign for governor Wednesday at his alma mater, Sammamish High School. McKenna, a Republican, called for a revitalization of Washington state's education system and said he would work to...
  • 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...