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  • Slain boys: Radio host gets death threat for deal with Westboro

     
    Deejay Bobby D explains how he ended up playing a role in keeping anti-gay activists away from dual funerals held Saturday for two Washington state children who were killed in a gasoline-fueled inferno set by their father, Josh Powell....
  • One step forward, two steps back

     
    By Megan Crepeau First thing: Washington governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill today legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Absent any challenges, Washington's gay couples will be able to get hitched starting June 7. Second thing: The New Jersey...
  • Washington state makes 7: Governor signs gay marriage law

     
    Gay marriage: Washington becomes the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the law legalizing same-sex marriage....
  • Release of convicted murderer postponed

    Release of convicted murderer postponed
    UPDATE: The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board has postponed the release of convicted murderer John Athan. Athan was set to be released Monday, after serving only seven years of his sentence for murdering his neighbor, Kristen Sumstad, 13, in 1982....
  • Part of viaduct to be torn down early

    Part of viaduct to be torn down early
    Construction on the southern end of the viaduct is ahead of schedule, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Friday. In fact, WSDOT said that part of the viaduct will come down six months early, saving taxpayers nearly $1 million. “...
  • Kent orders closure of medical marijuana dispensaries

    Kent orders closure of medical marijuana dispensaries
    Kent has joined a handful of other cities cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries. Friday marks the one year anniversary that the Evergreen Holistic Center in Kent has been open. Its director, Charles Lambert, was looking forward to...
  • McKenna announces run for governor

    McKenna announces run for governor
    Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced his campaign for governor Wednesday at his alma mater, Sammamish High School. McKenna, a Republican, called for a revitalization of Washington state's education system and said he would work to...
  • 520 Bridge Environmental Study Complete; Construction Bids Begin

    520 Bridge Environmental Study Complete; Construction Bids Begin
    The project to build a new 520 bridge across Lake Washington can now take a big step forward.  An environmental impact statement that took years to complete is finally out. It’s not what you'd consider light reading.  State DOT workers  brought in...
  • Governor Gregoire will not seek third term in office

    Governor Gregoire will not seek third term in office
    At a news conference in Olympia Monday, Gov. Chris Gregoire officially announced she will not seek a third term in office. "The worst thing I can think of for the people of Washington is for me to be preoccupied with a campaign right now. I need to set...
  • Boeing labor spat bubbles up in Paris

    Boeing labor spat bubbles up in Paris
    A fierce debate over Boeing Co's new non-union airplane factory in South Carolina boiled over thousands of miles away this week at the Paris Air Show, with key players swiping at one another in a battle for jobs back home. In April, the National Labor...
  • Jay Inslee launches campaign for governor

    Jay Inslee launches campaign for governor
    Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), officially announced his campaign for governor Monday at a press conference in Seattle. Inslee's opportunity to seek the governor's seat came after sitting governor Christine Gregoire said she would not seek a third term. Inslee,...
  • Vail resigns as state Corrections Department chief, citing 'personal reasons'

    Vail resigns as state Corrections Department chief, citing 'personal reasons'
    Washington Department of Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail unexpectedly resigned Friday, citing "personal reasons." Gov. Chris Gregoire immediately appointed Prisons Director Bernie Warner to serve as the acting DOC chief. Speaking of Vail's resignation,...