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  • Washington hopes tax incentives will attract movie production back to state

    Washington hopes tax incentives will attract movie production back to state
    Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday signed into law a bill to revive a tax-incentive program that expired last July to attract movie production to Washington state. “We have tourists from all over the world going to the town of Forks because it was...
  • Inslee special election could cost state $1 million

    Inslee special election could cost state $1 million
    Washington Democrat Jay Inslee’s decision to leave Congress early and focus full-time on the governor’s race is expected to cost the state $1 million to hold a special election to fill the final months of his term.¬† Monday, the chairman of...
  • Gregoire on Legislature's last session: 'I think I have been as angry as I have ever been...'

    Gregoire on Legislature's last session: 'I think I have been as angry as I have ever been...'
    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...
  • Washington law makers mourn sudden death of Senator Scott White

    Washington law makers mourn sudden death of Senator Scott White
    Members of the Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus, are mourning the sudden death of Sen. Scott White who was found dead at the Suncadia Resort on October 21. White was attending a conference on setting a regional economic vision. “We are...
  • Gregoire proposes major cuts to state budget

    Gregoire proposes major cuts to state budget
    Gov. Christine Gregoire announced Thursday her plan to cut the state budget by $2 billion. The slashing of the budget is designed to aggressively address the state’s deficit. Areas of the budget Gregoire said her cuts would target include state...
  • Governor Gregoire's budget speech

    Governor Gregoire's budget speech
    On October 27, Gov. Chris Gregoire delivered her plans to balance the state budget at the Capitol building in Olympia. Gov. Gregoire delivered a prepared speech for approximately 15 minutes, and then answered questions. The video above is the 15-minute,...
  • Viaduct reopens ahead of schedule

    Viaduct reopens ahead of schedule
    Commuters can exhale a huge sigh of relief now that WSDOT reopened the Alaskan Way Viaduct early. The viaduct's southbound lanes reopened at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday morning and northbound lanes reopened at approximately 12:45 p.m. The newly...
  • Costco pours money into liquor privatization vote

    Costco pours money into liquor privatization vote
    An initiative backed by Costco to allow supermarkets and warehouse stores to sell liquor in the state of Washington has shattered an election spending record Washington has 328 liquor shops, about half run by the state and the rest by contractors. If...
  • Salazar calls for National Park at Hanford

    Salazar calls for National Park at Hanford
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for a portion of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to be converted into a National Park. Salazar toured Hanford’s B Reactor Sunday, according to a story in the Tri-City Herald. “We have not yet done...
  • Tacoma teachers negotiations continue, no classes tomorrow

    Tacoma teachers negotiations continue, no classes tomorrow
    Negotiations in the ongoing  Tacoma teachers strike will move to the Governor's office in Olympia, said Tacoma School District spokesman Dan Voelpel. District officials left Tacoma at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued their negotiations under the watch...
  • Gregoire to call special budget session

    Gregoire to call special budget session
    Governor Chris Gregoire will ask Washington lawmakers to return to Olympia for a special budgetary session. They will address the state's $1.3 billion budget deficit. Marty Brown, Gregoire's budget director, announced the decision Wednesday evening....
  • Tentative agreement reached between Tacoma teachers and district

    Tentative agreement reached between Tacoma teachers and district
    The Tacoma teachers strike appears to be over and students will return to class Friday. The teachers and district reached a tentative agreement, said Governor Chris Gregoire at a televised press conference at 10:00 p.m. on September 21. Gregoire said the...