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  • MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    Senate has critical 25th vote on gay marriage

    As supporters and opponents packed hearing rooms Monday around the Capitol, Washington moved a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage when the proposal gained its crucial 25th vote in the …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012, 5:53 P.M.

    Gregoire to talk about gay marriage Wednesday

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire will break her silence on an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state. Gregoire has invited sponsors of the soon-to-be introduced bill …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011, 3:09 P.M.

    State pushing to retain 737 manufacturing

    Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced the creation of a team that will begin working to keep Boeing’s 737 manufacturing line in the state. Gregoire says the aerospace giant is due …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

    Editorial: Move to let schools set tuition is long overdue

    In Washington, like other states, students and the state share in the cost of higher education. The less the state kicks in, the more students and their families are charged …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010, 1:41 P.M.

    Second special session might be needed, Gregoire says

    OLYMPIA — Washington may need another special session of the Legislature if Congress doesn’t come through with some $480 million in higher payments for Medicaid, Gov. Chris Gregoire said today.


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009, 11:04 A.M.

    Gregoire appoints East Side Republican as ag director

    State Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, will be the state’s new director of the state Department of Agriculture, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced today.


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

    Eye on Olympia: Legislators propose studying selves

    OLYMPIA – On the face of it, the bill reads like a parody. The Legislature is thinking about “creat(ing) a commission within the legislature to evaluate the legislature.”


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

    Economy dominates debate

    BLAINE, Wash. – After a bruising campaign challenge that’s focused heavily on state spending, Gov. Chris Gregoire pledged for the first time Thursday night to not raise taxes during a …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

    My, what big endorsements you have

    OLYMPIA – The Pierce County sheriff’s deputies’ union recently endorsed Attorney General Rob McKenna for re-election over his challenger, Pierce County executive John Ladenburg. Political reporters get a lot of …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008

    Rossi denies link to billboards implying stolen election in ’04

    OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi on Thursday distanced himself from the dozens of Eastern Washington billboards that have cropped up to urge voters “Don’t Let Seattle Steal This …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2008

    Senate panel reviewing WASL

    OLYMPIA – Study hard, seniors. Fifteen years after state lawmakers launched school reforms that spawned the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, this year’s high school seniors will be the first …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2008

    Gregoire gives yearly progress report

    OLYMPIA – Saying “the state of our state is strong,” Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday touted her record in the past three years and charted a future course, promising better …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2007

    Sweep goes after wanted sex offenders

    OLYMPIA – Trying to convince sex offenders that they have nowhere to hide, state and local officials on Monday launched a sweep to locate and arrest those who fail to …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2007

    High court throws out Eyman tax cap

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday called on cities, counties and other government entities to resist the temptation to raise 2008 taxes now that a voter-approved property tax limit …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2007

    Washington state suing over kids’ health care

    OLYMPIA – Saying the federal government is acting as a “roadblock” to Washington’s efforts to provide health coverage for more children, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Monday that she and three …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2007

    Gregoire revisits sex offender policies

    OLYMPIA – In the wake of the abduction and slaying of a 12-year-old Pierce County girl this summer, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday called for increased electronic monitoring and other …


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