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  • Feds Outline Changes For Monroe Prison

    Feds Outline Changes For Monroe Prison
    After a week-long investigation by the National Institute of Corrections, the Governor announced more than a dozen security recommendations made by the federal team. Nearly all them echo what we were told by the panel of corrections officers who...
  • State House To Vote On Prison Upgrades

    State House To Vote On Prison Upgrades
    Friday is the deadline for the Washington state senate to vote on legislation aimed at providing the Department of Corrections various security upgrades. House bill 20-11 gives state corrections officers the right to negotiate over workplace-safety...
  • Same-sex Marriages In Other States Now Honored In WA

    Same-sex Marriages In Other States Now Honored In WA
    Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a bill into law that acknowledges same-sex marriages sanctioned in other states as domestic partnerships in the state of Washington. Supporters said it fixes a technical loophole. Previously, the state only...
  • 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...
  • Special session on the budget could be 'brutal'

    Special session on the budget could be 'brutal'
    “I don't doubt one bit I will hate this budget.” That was Governor Christine Gregoire’s reaction to the special session on the budget that will take place on November 28 in Olympia. Governor Gregoire also said the special session...
  • Gregoire on budget cuts: 'I'm dismantling much of what I've built'

    Gregoire on budget cuts: 'I'm dismantling much of what I've built'
    Governor Christine Gregoire said that budget shortfalls in Washington are forcing her to undo her legacy of public service. “I’m dismantling much of what I’ve built my entire career,” Gregoire said in an exclusive interview.   ...
  • Gov. Gregoire's SUV sideswiped on I-5

    Gov. Gregoire's SUV sideswiped on I-5
    Governor Christine Gregoire was unhurt when her official vehicle was involved in a collision on I-5 Monday afternoon. The incident occurred as the governor was returning to Olympia after sitting down for an interview at Q13 FOX News in Seattle. No one...
  • Gregoire on I-1183: 'Do we really want to expand liquor that much?'

    Gregoire on I-1183: 'Do we really want to expand liquor that much?'
    Governor Christine Gregoire strongly opposed liquor privatization last November. This time around, she's still fired up. "Do we really want to expand liquor that much in the state of Washington, threefold or fourfold?" she said about Initiative 1183 in...
  • Gregoire says no to Lottomobile

    Gregoire says no to Lottomobile
    The state’s first ever “Lottomobile” is going to stay a mere van after Gov. Christine Gregoire instructed Lottery director Bill Hanson to sell it back to the dealer. Lotto had purchased the Mercedes Benz van for $49,000 and intended to...