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  • Labor group’s threat kills bill

    OLYMPIA – State lawmakers have killed a labor-backed bill and called for a Washington State Patrol investigation after an organized labor group threatened to tie votes to campaign donations. “The …


  • Senate OKs more same-sex rights

    OLYMPIA – Two years after Washington launched a controversial domestic partners registry for same-sex couples, the state Senate late Tuesday voted to grant the partners virtually all the rights of …


  • Gregoire appoints commerce secretary

    SEATTLE – Demanding a “laser focus” on keeping and developing family-wage jobs, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday named former Microsoft Corp. executive A. Rogers Weed IV as state commerce secretary. …


  • Governors say they’ll put stimulus money to good use

    While some of her Republican colleagues try to decide whether to accept federal stimulus money, Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire of Washington state says her mind is already made up.


  • State awaits gloomy budget news

    OLYMPIA – Today’s the day. After months of ever-worse budget news, lawmakers will today hear state forecasters’ best guess about how the treasury will fare over the next two years.


  • Gregoire signs bill boosting benefits

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law a measure boosting benefits for the unemployed, saying that some Washington families are struggling and need immediate help. “Our goal …


  • Gregoire signs measure boosting benefits

    OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law a measure boosting benefits for the unemployed, saying that some Washington families are struggling and need immediate help.


  • Jump in jobless benefits closer

    OLYMPIA – The Legislature moved a step closer Thursday to passing a plan to temporarily increase the state’s weekly unemployment benefits. The Senate passed the measure on a 43-4 vote. …


  • Murray, Gregoire say stimulus would deliver

    The stimulus package before Congress could create or save 75,000 jobs in Washington state, a preliminary White House analysis says. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., mentioned the job figure Thursday afternoon …


  • Our View: Gregoire will need support on government reform

    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is not the first politician to pledge she will carve bureaucracy down to size. The hard granite of government, however, has been dulling the chisels of …


  • Officials peg 75,000 Washington state jobs to stimulus bill

    The proposed stimulus package before Congress could create or save 75,000 jobs in Washington state, a preliminary White House analysis says.


  • Disaster declaration sought for December snow

    Gov. Chris Gregoire wants Spokane County and 32 others to be declared disaster areas so that residents and business owners can get assistance to repair damage from December snow and …


  • Gregoire excused from jury duty

    Gov. Chris Gregoire had to reschedule a Monday morning news conference to report to the Thurston County courthouse.


  • Offices will lower flags for fallen serviceman

    Washington state offices will fly their flags at half-staff today in honor of a Colville resident killed last month in Iraq.


  • Obama declares storm disaster for Wash. state

    President Barack Obama declared a federal disaster Friday for the flooding, mudslides and avalanches in Washington state earlier this month.


  • Lobbyists carry slimmer wish list

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire once was asked by a reporter if there was anything she didn’t like about the job. Yes, she said. She hated getting the news that …


  • Survey finds state surpasses its goal for ‘green jobs’

    More than 47,000 Washington workers have “green jobs,” far more than estimated and twice the goal set by state officials for 2020. But Gov. Chris Gregoire said Thursday that Washington …


  • Gregoire outlines green-jobs plan

    More than 47,000 Washington workers have “green jobs,” far more than estimated and twice the goal set by state officials for 2020. But Gov. Chris Gregoire said Thursday that Washington …


  • Governor seeks storm help for businesses

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking the federal government to declare a statewide “economic injury disaster” for Washington’s businesses due to the heavy snow storms in December.


  • State share of stimulus funds won’t be cure-all, Gregoire says

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s share of a federal economic stimulus package – estimated at perhaps $4 billion – will have plenty of strings attached, and won’t be the economic cure-all that …


  • Gregoire proposal combines museums

    Gov. Chris Gregoire wants to cover a small piece of the state’s projected shortfall by combining the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture with the Washington State History Museum in …


  • Rocky Hill Park on Gregoire’s list of projects

    The second construction phase of Rocky Hill Park in Liberty Lake got a boost last week when Gov. Chris Gregoire included the $500,000 project in her proposed jobs package to …


  • Gregoire’s stimulus plan includes local projects

    OLYMPIA – Trying to kick-start the state’s lagging economy, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area …


  • Stimulus plan includes tax cuts, big spending

    WASHINGTON – Launching an initiative that could be the cornerstone of Barack Obama’s presidency, House Democrats unveiled an $825 billion spending and tax-cut plan Thursday to shore up the crippled …


  • Spokane projects could see more than $100 million from stimulus

    Trying to kick-start the state’s lagging economy, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a $1.2 billion proposal that includes more than $90 million in buildings at Spokane-area colleges, repaving local …


  • Gregoire outlines plan to ‘be ready for a new economy’

    OLYMPIA – Calling it “our time to show courage,” Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday urged Washington lawmakers to back her plan to create 20,000 jobs, boost unemployment benefits and use …


  • Capitol dressed to nines for ball

    OLYMPIA – Thursday, state lawmakers will resume their pick-and-shovel work with the state budget, trying to find the least painful ways to bridge a $6 billion budget shortfall. But first, …


  • Missing Gregoire kept press guessing

    OLYMPIA – This will sound self-serving, but it’s true: For politicians in particular, “no comment” sometimes backfires. Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office discovered that this week, with its official silence inadvertently …


  • Governor pays visit to 81st Brigade in Iraq

    Gov. Chris Gregoire fulfilled a promise this week that she made last summer to departing Washington National Guard troops: that she’d visit them in Iraq. And after spending part of …


  • Gov. Gregoire in Iraq visiting troops

    Gov. Chris Gregoire visiting National Guard troops in Iraq, says they face safer duty than last time.

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