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  • Ferry Cuts Leave Mariners Fans Behind

    Ferry Cuts Leave Mariners Fans Behind
    Based on last year, the Mariners need all the support they can get...  but next season, thousands of fans who live across the sound may stay home.  If they can't catch a ferry after the last inning, they're not going to come to the games.     As one...
  • Governor's Education Plan: A Turf War With Superintendent

    Governor's Education Plan: A Turf War With Superintendent
    Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing a new State Department of Education that would take over duties handled by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn. Gregoire announced the plan Wednesday, part of her efforts to streamline government during the...
  • Gregoire: Local Counties, Not Just the State Should Operate Washington's Ferries

    Gregoire: Local Counties, Not Just the State Should Operate Washington's Ferries
    Governor Chris Gregoire wants to transform the ferry system from a state-only operation to a regional ferry district with state subsidies, giving local counties taxing and operational power. In an announcement Thursday, Gregoire said the change is...
  • At State Of The State Address, Gregoire Insists 'We Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever'

    At State Of The State Address, Gregoire Insists 'We Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever'
    Gov. Chris Gregoire delivered her annual State of the State address Tuesday.  She showed optimism over the state's ability to return to the type of economic vibrance we have seen in the past. The governor took aim at those who doubt the state's...
  • Governor Declares State Of Emergency

    Governor Declares State Of Emergency
    Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency Wednsday.  The action by the governor is in response to the severe winter storms that struck western and south central Washington counties back in December. The governor’s action followed the...
  • Washington becomes first state to suspend presidential primary

    Washington becomes first state to suspend presidential primary
    Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its 2012 presidential primary election on Thursday, a move signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire to save some $10 million from the state budget. The state will rely on a precinct caucus-...
  • Lawmakers plan 'marathon session' to finish budget

    Lawmakers plan 'marathon session' to finish budget
    The state’s budget debate has come down to the wire. Wednesday is the last day of the session and lawmakers have promised to work through the weekend. They're still crunching the numbers on how to fill a $5 billion gap, but both sides admit policy...
  • Special Session: Lawmakers address workers' comp, medical marijuana

    Special Session:  Lawmakers address workers' comp, medical marijuana
    State leaders are negotiating today on an agreement to overhaul Washington workers' compensation rules. The meetings today follow a four-hour session last night in which a new proposal from Gov. Chris Gregoire was discussed. Sen. Jeanna Kohl Welles is...
  • Lawmakers reach tentative budget agreement

    Lawmakers reach tentative budget agreement
    UPDATE: Legislators came to a tentative agreement Monday, with just two days left in the Special Session. No details are being released until Tuesday morning, but lawmakers seem confident they can pass the budget plan -- and fill a $5 billion shortfall...
  • Bill to legalize medical marijuana up in smoke

    Bill to legalize medical marijuana up in smoke
    Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' bill to legalize and license dispensaries in the state that sell marijuana to patients will not move forward. Kohl-Welles, who has been working on scaling back the bill to garner approval from Gov. Chris Gregoire, wrote on her...
  • House and Senate finalize amendments as legislative clock winds down

    House and Senate finalize amendments as legislative clock winds down
    Some last minute wrangling over budget issues has resulted in 34-13 vote in the Washington Senate to pass its own version of House Bill 1087, the 2011-13 Operating Budget. The final vote came in final few hours of the 2011 legislature’s Special...
  • Memorial Day events

    Monday is Memorial Day and there are plenty of events going on around Western Washington. Below is a list of Memorial Day events. (With information from the Everett Herald, the Seattle PI. and the Bellingham Herald)    Arlington American Legion Post...