| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire gave her assessment Thursday of the marathon special session of the Legislature that ended Wednesday morning.
She had candid comments about what was the last legislative session she will oversee before leaving office at the end of...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:37 PM
In her last State of the State Address, Gov. Christine Gregoire on Tuesday repeated her call for a half-cent increase in the state sales tax and also called for billions in new revenue to fix the state’s aging roads and bridges.
| Jan 13, 2012
| 6:46 PM
A bill that would legalize gay marriage in Washington was introduced Friday in the Legislature with 23 state Senate sponsors, just two votes shy of the 25 needed for passage.
Eight state senators remain uncommitted. The measure is widely expected to have...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Governor Chris Gregoire extended an emergency proclamation to ban all outdoor burning in Washington state as wildfires raged on both sides of the mountains Sunday.
"Washington state is experiencing a weather pattern like one we've rarely seen before,"...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Canadian police said Wednesday that Andrew Michael Crews, a 32-year-old Seattle resident and tattoo artist, was the gunman who shot and wounded a Canadian border agent at the Peace Arch U.S.-Canada crossing before turning the gun on himself.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:34 PM
With the Nov. 6 election less than three weeks away, things are getting heated in one of the state's most controversial ballot measures. Opponents of gay marriage say their campaign is coming under attack.
Gov. Chris Gregoire spoke on a night of...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:40 PM
A report on abused adopted children has concluded that, for the most part, adoptive families in Washington state provide nurturing, loving homes. But the study also said there are problems that need to be addressed.
The study, Severe Abuse of Adopted...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire on Wednesday signed what is likely to be her last budget – a $31 billion 2012 supplemental plan that chops state spending while avoiding further cuts to education.
It’s “lean but it is not mean,” the...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Thursday she is making emergency funds available to the state Department of Health to help curb the epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) under way in Washington.
In addition, Gregoire is urging health care...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The state is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for investigative help in determining why whooping cough is spreading so quickly in Washington.
It comes after Gov. Christine Gregoire released emergency money to pay for more vaccine,...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:36 PM
A day after North Carolina became the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions, President Obama became the first sitting president to say gay marriage should be legal.
The president made the...