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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

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Board Announces Forums For Public Input On Legal Pot

Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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State Lawmakers Begin New Session

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday for a new legislative session facing a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming two-year budget, not counting money they will need to spend to improve funding for education.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

File photo of Mike McGinn (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

UPDATE: McGinn Running For Reelection

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn faces Sen. Ed Murray, City Councilman Tim Burgess and former City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck in his run for reelection.

CBS Seattle–01/09/2013

File photo of a gay pride flag. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Gregoire Signs Gay Marriage Into Law

Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

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

State Sen. Ed Murray To Run For Seattle Mayor

Sen. Ed Murray, the newly anointed Democratic leader in the state Senate, said Wednesday he intends to run for Seattle mayor next year.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

File photo of a man with a joint (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

State College Campuses Remain Pot-Free Despite Legalization

Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and they get millions of dollars in funding from the federal government, which still considers pot illegal.

CBS Seattle–11/28/2012

Sen. Patty Murray at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Getty Images)

Sen. Murray Eyes Top Spot On Budget Committee

U.S. Patty Murray wants to be chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee.

CBS Seattle–11/16/2012

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