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  • Gov. Gregoire defends move to fill speechwriter job

    Practically everyone attached to state government in Washington is being forced to cut back. Universities are canceling programs, and students are facing higher tuition. Schoolteachers are getting layoff notices. State …


  • Washington bans novelty lighters

    Lighters that look like toys will soon be banned from being sold in the state under a measure signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire.


  • University tuition could skyrocket 28 percent

    Saying that the state cannot dismantle its colleges and expect to emerge from the recession strong, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday proposed letting the state’s four-year schools hike tuition by …


  • Senate passes whittled-down climate change bill

    OLYMPIA – Less than two months after Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state leaders proposed a groundbreaking law to combat climate change, political opposition has whittled the plan down to …


  • Dozens of state boards on the chopping block

    Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has repeatedly vowed to “blow past the bureaucracy,” proposed blowing parts of it away. Gregoire wants to eliminating 154 of the state’s 470 boards and advisory …


  • History deserves a look before action on groups, museums

    The difficulty of trimming the state’s budget by nearly $6 billion may be best illustrated by a few lines in the governor’s proposal to trim a tiny fraction of the …


  • 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 …


  • Gregoire pushes jobs plan, calls for reform

    Calling it “our time to show courage,” Gov. Chris Gregoire today urged lawmakers to back her plan to create 20,000 new jobs, boost unemployment benefits, and use the economic crisis …


  • Gregoire 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 …


  • Gregoire pushing deep cuts over tax increases

    Sticking to her campaign pledge, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday unveiled a no-new-taxes budget plan that would fix a nearly $6 billion deficit by whacking spending, suspending voter initiatives and …


  • Depth of proposed state budget cuts could be shocking

    OLYMPIA – After months of bad news for the state treasury, Gov. Chris Gregoire and her budget advisors will on Thursday unveil their proposals for dealing with a two-year budget …


  • Gregoire speaks to school employees at Riverfront

    Gov. Chris Gregoire on Friday excited a friendly crowd made up of members of the Public School Employees union who recently earned a 12 percent boost in pay from the …


  • Deputy prosecutor appointed to appeals court

    Spokane’s newest appeals court judge is a chess player and a hard working Spokane County deputy prosecutor with a wry sense of humor who has specialized in appellate work since …


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