| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
(Reuters) - On President's Day last month, about 40 electric-car advocates gathered under the rotunda of the state capitol in Olympia, Washington, where a lobbyist for Tesla Motors Inc urged them to rally against a bill that would prevent the carmaker...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:58 PM
State agencies in Iowa can't use drones to enforce traffic laws. It is illegal to use the unmanned aircraft in Tennessee to conduct video surveillance of hunters or fishermen without their explicit permission. In Wisconsin, it is against the law to own...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's a business practice likely to keep booming in 2014: corporate extortion.
We don't mean extortion of corporations, as is practiced by Somali pirates or entrepreneurial Russians. We mean extortion by corporations.
In this field the victims are...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a special session of the state legislature to approve a multifaceted incentive package that would ensure Boeing Co. will build its new 777 commercial jet in the state.
Over the last several weeks, rumors have swirled...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area.
The company's Long Beach...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:24 PM
SEATTLE — Declaring that he is "not convinced equal justice is being served" by the death penalty as it is carried out today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a moratorium on executions.
Inslee did not commute the sentences of the...
| Oct 5, 2009
The battle over the Democrats' cap-and-trade bill that would cut fuel emission standards and reward energy-saving conversions is causing a rift in a traditionally Republican sanctuary. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, long a lobbying powerhouse in Washington...
| Oct 7, 2009
by Mark Silva For all the war councils lately at the White House -- and that "beer summit'' on the South Lawn -- the big fall basketball game on the first court promises some real stretches. President Barack Obama, who......
| Feb 4, 2010
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet quickly got down to business on Thursday morning as Congress began its review of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the controlling interest of NBC Universal. Huge issues...