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Robyn Selman, right, and Karin Cook, wait in line to enter the Manhattan clerks office to be married on July 24, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Idaho Gay Marriage Plaintiffs Seek Court Costs

Four couples who successfully sued Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter over the state’s gay marriage ban are now asking to be reimbursed for nearly half a million dollars of attorney fees and other court costs

CBS Seattle–05/28/2014

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Big Money Pouring Into Wash. Senate Race

The ongoing power struggle in the Washington state Senate has made one upper chamber race in an off-year election the most expensive legislative contest in state history.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2013

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Charges: Up To $300K Stolen From State Senate Dems

Prosecutors say the former head of a campaign committee supporting Democratic state Senate candidates has been charged with theft after admitting he embezzled up to $300,000.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Activists Plan Protest Of Wisc. Governor’s Visit

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is headed to Seattle on Thursday and New York City later this month for a pair of fundraisers.

CBS Seattle–09/03/2013

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Ed Koch: The Archived Interview With Lee Callahan

We lost Ed Koch over the weekend, due to congestive heart failure at the age of 88.  He was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, but is best known […]

CBS Seattle–02/04/2013

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Bills Would Ban Chemicals In Baby Products, Sofas

Some Washington state lawmakers are pushing to ban potentially cancer-causing chemicals from children’s products and sofas.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2013

Sen. Ed Murray (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Head Of State Senate Dems Wants Capital Gains Tax

The leader of the Senate Democrats in Washington state proposed a capital gains tax Friday to help add hundreds of millions of dollars to education.

CBS Seattle–01/25/2013

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Feb. 12 Special Elections In Most Of Washington

There are special elections ending Feb. 12 in 32 of Washington’s 39 counties.

CBS Seattle–01/23/2013

Governor Christine Greogire (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Gregoire Issues Six Pardons On Last Day In Office

A three-strikes offender who blew the whistle on a plot to murder a deputy prosecutor is among 10 people who had their convictions erased or their sentences reduced by Gov. Chris Gregoire during her final days in office.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2013