| Jan 4, 2011
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.
| Jan 5, 2011
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...
| Jan 6, 2011
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...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 11:46 AM
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...
| May 13, 2011
| 4:42 AM
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-...
| May 20, 2011
| 9:54 AM
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...
| May 21, 2011
| 3:59 PM
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...
| May 23, 2011
| 11:09 PM
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...
| May 24, 2011
| 11:22 PM
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...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:26 PM
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...
| May 30, 2011
| 4:54 AM
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)
American Legion Post...