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Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.
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.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn faces Sen. Ed Murray, City Councilman Tim Burgess and former City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck in his run for reelection.
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.
Sen. Ed Murray, the newly anointed Democratic leader in the state Senate, said Wednesday he intends to run for Seattle mayor next year.
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.
U.S. Patty Murray wants to be chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Former Presidential candidate and Texas congressman Dr. Ron Paul makes his farewell speech to Congress, grilling both Democrats and Republicans.
Governor Gregoire says the federal government still hasn’t decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado.