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Pot leaving Washington is federal concern

OLYMPIA – State officials are trying to convince the federal government they can keep legally grown pot from making its way over the border to Oregon, Idaho or other states …


Feds examining pot law, Inslee says

OLYMPIA – State officials appear to be hoping for the best while preparing for the worst as Washington and the federal government try to determine how the state will license …


Spin Control: Inslee, GOP hardly exchanging bouquets in early jousting

OLYMPIA – The start of a new Legislature with a new administration is much given over to pomp and ceremony, so it wasn’t too surprising that most of the players …


Inslee wants coal ports, trains studied

OLYMPIA – State and federal agencies studying potential impacts of a new coal terminal near Bellingham must consider the increased train traffic in Spokane and other cities around the state, …


Governor plays ball before attending Ball

OLYMPIA – There were two inaugural balls in Olympia on Wednesday. One was attended by Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, other state officials and an estimated 3,000 other folks, …


New Washington state governor is sworn in

OLYMPIA – The first day of Jay Inslee’s governorship was marked by agreement that Washington needs more jobs but not more taxes, and some disagreements over environmental and social issues.


Gregoire offers parting words

OLYMPIA – In her last speech to a Legislature with which she sometimes fought, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said they accomplished much over the last eight years, but still have …


Budget remains pressing issue in new legislative session

OLYMPIA – A new year, a new Legislature, a new administration – and maybe some new ideas to solve some old, familiar problems. That may be the best way to …


Inslee won’t rule out tax hikes

OLYMPIA – The Legislature should consider a wide range of options in a search to increase gun safety and reduce the threat of violence, Gov.-elect Jay Inslee said Thursday. “There …


Universities not happy with Gregoire’s tuition plan

SEATTLE – Gov. Chris Gregoire’s goal of not raising college tuition over the next two years is not sitting well with the leaders of Washington’s universities, who say the proposal …


Inslee wants fresh look at top jobs

OLYMPIA – Gov.-elect Jay Inslee has hired an Olympia headhunting firm to find the best people to lead Washington’s top agencies in his administration. Inslee has told all of Gov. …


Washington made news

SEATTLE – People in Washington decided that marijuana, long derided as a dangerous drug that could lead to more harmful addictions, wasn’t so bad after all. Initiative 502, legalizing pot …


Reaction lukewarm to Gregoire’s budget ideas

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed two lame-duck budgets Tuesday for her successor and the next Legislature to consider. One cuts programs to stay within the revenue the state expects …


Governor candidates shelled out record dough

OLYMPIA – Even without the final spending tallied, this year’s Washington governor’s race was the most expensive in state history, and outside independent groups spent record amounts trying to persuade …


Minorities’ political power rising in statewide elections

SEATTLE – If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Barreto …


Pollster: Latino voters boosted Inslee

If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna.


Spin Control: Waiting for election results doesn’t harm anyone

A familiar post-election refrain, as predictable as swallows returning to Capistrano or Cougar fans pinning their Apple Cup hopes on bad weather in Pullman, sounded last week. The amount of …


Inslee stands by tax pledge

OLYMPIA – Washington faces a $900 million budget hole through 2015, a slightly smaller one for the Legislature to fill than previously thought, thanks to a slowly recovering economy. Gov.-elect …


Inslee captures governor’s race

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, who promised to help solve Washington’s budget woes and boost its economy by trimming government and targeting industries of the future, will be the state’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Democrat Inslee will be Washington governor

OLYMPIA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is conceding defeat.


McKenna aides still confident of victory

OLYMPIA – Republican Rob McKenna’s campaign insisted Thursday he would overtake Democrat Jay Inslee “next week or the week after” as ballot counting continued in Washington’s close gubernatorial race. But …


Same-sex marriage backers celebrate

With ballot counts continuing around Washington, supporters of same-sex marriage claimed victory Wednesday, saying their projections convince them Referendum 74 will pass. While they collected congratulations from the measure’s chief …


Inslee out front as count goes on

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will continue their battle for the job of Washington’s chief executive for at least another day. Ballots tallied Tuesday night gave Inslee a …


Inslee reports negative cash balance

OLYMPIA – Democrat Jay Inslee has burned through his campaign cash, as Washington state’s competitive race for governor enters the final week. Inslee reported in disclosure filings that he had …


Gregoire says successors’ budget proposals won’t work

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire served warning Thursday to her two would-be successors that the budget plans they’re pushing on the campaign trail won’t work and they’ll need to …


Gregoire says successor will need to raise taxes

OLYMPIA — The next governor will have to raise taxes, regardless of what they promise on the campaign trail, Gov. Chris Gregoire predicted today. The budget she proposes for the …


Inslee makes ad touting connections to East Side

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is attempting to make points with Spokane voters with a new television commercial that touts his ties to Eastern Washington and features several local scenes. …


Inslee campaign cleared by state panel

OLYMPIA – The state’s campaign watchdog rejected complaints about contributions and spending by Democrat Jay Inslee while a small-business group tried to boost Republican Rob McKenna’s chances for governor Monday. …


Inslee, McKenna differ on economic fixes, challenge anti-tax claims

To turn the governor’s office Republican for the first time in a generation, Attorney General Rob McKenna seems intent on keeping the race focused on local issues and state politics. …


Inslee, McKenna clash in Seattle debate

Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna clashed Thursday night over same-sex marriage, Medicaid and the best way to get more money to the state’s public schools. Each accused the other of …