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  • 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.


  • Our View: Governor’s proposal reflects harsh reality

    Christmas is over, and Santa Claus has taken his bag of presents back to the North Pole. The season of giving has passed, and all is ready for the Washington …


  • Tight budgets threaten initiatives

    OLYMPIA – When Washington state voters don’t want to wait on the notoriously slow legislative process, they don’t hesitate to go to the ballot. More than 100 initiatives have appeared …


  • Our View: Open bargaining meetings between state, unions

    A spokesman for the Washington Federation of State Employees says the union is looking for a referee to decide Gov. Chris Gregoire’s legal authority to leave 40,000 public employees’ raises …


  • Lawmakers mixed on spending proposal

    Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to close a projected budget deficit without raising taxes drew praise from Republicans and “wait and see” comments from fellow Democrats on Thursday. If the plan …


  • Proposed local cuts and spending

    Here’s a look at some of the biggest cuts, local cuts, and some new local spending contained in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget.


  • Spokane Tribe calls ads for Rossi racist

    The Spokane Tribe is accusing supporters of GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi of racism for TV commercials that they say suggest the tribe struck a “backroom deal” with the state …


  • Gregoire, Rossi vow to defend the developmentally disabled

    Washington state may be headed for tougher times, and the state’s budget may reflect them, but programs designed to help people with developmental disabilities should be protected, candidates for governor …


  • Medal time is over: Bring on Gregoire and Rossi

    The 2008 Olympics ended Sunday with glorious bursts of digitally enhanced fireworks, lip-synced warbling and Chinese drummers floating through the air for no apparent reason. Thank God it’s over.


  • Gregoire ekes out lead

    Washington’s new primary system provided few surprises Tuesday, serving as a warm-up for a gubernatorial rematch between Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi and some other expected matchups in the general …


  • Last day to send primary ballots

    Washington voters have plenty of choices today in the state’s first top-two primary. There are 10 choices for governor, although most voters are probably only familiar with two. Incumbent Chris …


  • Take two for Rossi, Gregoire – sort of

    OLYMPIA – The faces in the governor’s race may be the same, but 2004 this isn’t. Millions of dollars are pouring into the contest that will presumably pit Gov. Chris …


  • Doug Clark: Gregoire doles out pork in re-election down payment

    Unlike my willpower and work ethic, the news did not lapse into hibernation during my holiday hiatus.