| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and Democratic governors tore into Republicans on Friday as out of touch and insensitive to ordinary Americans, a partisan broadside to open the annual Washington gathering of the nation's governors.
Obama set the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:50 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. Washington state lawmakers found something they could agree on Tuesday allowing students brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid.
The House voted 75-22 to pass Senate Bill 6523 and send it to the governor, who...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON Washington state Republican Rep. Doc Hastings is calling it quits after 20 years in Congress, an unexpected announcement that drew both cheers and jeers Thursday in the nation's capital.
His departure is welcome news to environmentalists who...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:24 PM
SEATTLE — Declaring that he is "not convinced equal justice is being served" by the death penalty as it is carried out today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a moratorium on executions.
Inslee did not commute the sentences of the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE When U.S. Rep. Brian Baird tried a few years ago to get his colleagues to put more money toward ocean-acidification research, few even understood the issue.
One congressman, Baird said, confused souring seas with acid rain, and asked, "Didn't...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's a business practice likely to keep booming in 2014: corporate extortion.
We don't mean extortion of corporations, as is practiced by Somali pirates or entrepreneurial Russians. We mean extortion by corporations.
In this field the victims are...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a special session of the state legislature to approve a multifaceted incentive package that would ensure Boeing Co. will build its new 777 commercial jet in the state.
Over the last several weeks, rumors have swirled...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG - DMG Entertainment, the Chinese production company behind "Iron Man 3" and "Looper," is to shoot a shoot a new Chinese-language drama show in Seattle, Washington.
The currently untitled show will be developed and produced by DMG and Washington...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area.
The company's Long Beach...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:40 AM
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River was caused by an oversize truck hitting the span, the Washington State Patrol chief said.
"For reasons unknown at this point in time the semi struck the overhead...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:29 AM
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."
"I hit the brakes and we went off," Sligh told reporters from a...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:48 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with workshops, prayers and calls for more limits on the rights established by the Supreme Court in the landmark ruling that still defines one of the...