| Feb 13, 2012
| 6:44 PM
On Monday, Washington became the seventh state in the country to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.
In a ceremony at the state capitol in Olympia, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the bill that was passed by the Senate and House.
| Feb 13, 2012
| 12:30 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a bill that legalizes gay marriage in Washington state, making it the nation's seventh to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.
It's a historic moment, but same-sex couples can't walk...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:55 PM
For Janice Langbehn, the day filled her with joy yet the one person she wished she could share it with was gone.
“If she was here today I probably would have had jitters and gotten down on one knee right now and asked her to marry me,”...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Just a day after Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law, the fight between supporters and opponents over a referendum effort shifted into high gear. Tuesday, same-sex marriage opponents said they would raise up to $6 million. Today,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:05 PM
New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would provide same-sex couples the right to wed, but the state's Republican governor has pledged to veto the measure and has instead called for a referendum to settle the issue.
State senators passed the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:25 PM
State House Democrats unveiled their $30.7 billion supplemental spending proposal that aims to fix the state's budget shortfall, primarily by delaying funding for K-12 public schools.
The delay in education funding into the 2013-15 biennium would account...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Better revenue forecasts and some unexpected cost savings means the state budget problem isn’t as big as was thought just a few weeks ago; the deficit is about $500 million smaller.
As a result, many Democrats think they can fill the $1 billion...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Lawmakers in Olympia have been cutting budgets for the past four years, and both K-12 and higher education have taken big hits. But Democratic leaders in in the state Senate are now saying enough is enough.
The Senate Democrats' state budget blueprint,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort” service.
Two of the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Rob McKenna won the top two spots in Washington's gubernatorial primary election Tuesday and will face off in November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for governor in...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Starting on Oct. 1, medical marijuana will be legal in Connecticut. Although our state's medical marijuana law was carefully designed to minimize the risk of federal invention, the legal reality is that the federal government can still prosecute anyone...