| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Washington state's Department of Ecoclogy is deploying 48 Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) AmeriCorps members and staff to New York to help communities struck by Hurricane Sandy.
The crews will come from Ellensburg, Port Hadlock, Seattle, Mount...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:40 PM
Voters in Washington have approved same-sex marriage, making it the third state in the nation to legalize gay marriage in Tuesday's general elections. Voters in Maine and Maryland also approved it.
With nearly 2.5 million votes counted in Washington...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:43 PM
Republican state Attorney General Rob McKenna conceded defeat Friday night to former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee in the Washington governor's race.
In a video address, McKenna told his supporters, "Today we come to the end of a long journey,"...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Republicans picked up a key seat in North Carolina, flipping a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, according to CNN projections.
Eleven states are holding gubernatorial races Tuesday, in which Democrats are defending eights seats;...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Republicans flipped North Carolina, a state that hasn't elected a GOP governor since the 1980s, expanding their national lead over Democrats at the statehouse level, according to CNN projections.
Eleven states held governors' races Tuesday. Democrats...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 10:26 AM
We're pretty sure that Gov. Chris Gregoire doesn't have a clause in her lease that specifies that you have to be aligned with one political party rather than another.
But then, we're also guessing that the governor might have been a bit surprised at...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Friday night amended an emergency proclamation to include a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning for all counties east of the Cascades until midnight Tuesday.
“With more warm, dry weather expected – the potential...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed an emergency proclamation on Thursday declaring a State of Emergency for all counties east of the crest of the Cascades.
The move will deploy additional state resources, including air support from Washington’s National...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:22 PM
As fires rage near Wenatchee, a dry past couple of months have turned the possibility of wildfires into a reality on the west side of the Cascades.
A section of grass adjacent to State Route 167 near Puyallup went up in flames Saturday. Authorities don't...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:12 PM
State health officials sent more than 20,000 respirator masks to areas where residents are dealing with heavy, hazardous smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington, the Department of Health said Friday.
The Kittitas County Public Health...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 9:46 PM
The state of Washington on Wednesday appealed a federal judge’s decision that pharmacists and pharmacies in the state can deny the sale of the morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, because of religious objections.
Legal Voice and Planned...