| Jun 24, 2012
| 10:02 PM
Thousands of Seattleties gathered this weekend for the 38th annual gay pride festival and parade. But as people celebrated, many are looking ahead to November, when Washingtonians will vote on same-sex marriage.
“It's a big year with Referendum 74...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law could have an effect in Washington. The agriculture sector, in particular, relies on people who are in the country illegally.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:22 PM
A Franklin County judge overruled the Washington law imposing a tax on roll-your-own cigarettes, reports the Tri-City Herald. The 15-cent tax was supposed to go into effect on Sunday.
The judge, Bruce Spanner, ruled that the tax violates the Tim Eyman-...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Politicians in Washington State got to work Thursday responding to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The high court ruled the individual mandate requiring people...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 10:33 PM
NASA's oddly-shaped Super Guppy cargo plane landed in Seattle on Saturday afternoon, carrying the first section NASA's old full-scale space shuttle trainer, which was purchased recently by the Museum of Flight.
It looked like something from the future,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Gov. Christine Gregoire sent a letter to the president of Western Washington University blasting the decision to give “significant” pay raises to the faculty at the same time the school is raising tuition 16% on students and parents.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Former Republican state Sen. Dino Rossi, who has run unsuccessfully twice for the governor’s office and once for the U.S. Senate, was appointed Monday to the vacant state Senate seat in the 5th Legislative District on the Eastside.
The vacancy came...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Puget Sound Energy reported that as of 4 p.m. Friday, 239,000 customers remain without power. The utility reported that 150 crews are working in the field and 50 out-of-state crews will be arriving Friday evening to assist. It had been reported that about...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Washington moved one step closer Thursday to legalization of same-sex marriage in the state, with conservative state Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, announcing he will vote in favor of the gay marriage bill in the Legislature.
Kastama becomes the 24th...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen announced on Monday that she would support Senate Bill 6239 to allow same-sex marriage. Haugen, who had previously been undecided, gives the bill enough pledged support to pass the Washington state Senate.
Haugen became the 25th...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:19 AM
The recent winter storm that battered Western Washington, cut power to tens of thousands and forced roads to close also made it difficult for a number of business owners to file their taxes in time.
That is why Gov. Chris Gregoire asked the Department of...