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Wash. High Court: Governor Can Cancel Parole

Washington’s governor does have the authority to cancel an inmate’s parole.

11/08/2013

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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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Gregoire Reflects On Eight Years In Office

When Gov. Chris Gregoire took office eight years ago, it was against a backdrop of a contested election that led to two recounts and a court challenge.

CBS Seattle–01/07/2013

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Gregoire Proposes New Gum, Soda and Gas Tax for Education

Washington’s Gov. Chris Gregoire has proposed higher taxes on gas, soda, candy and gum in order to avoid more government cuts and to help fund education in response to a court order.

12/19/2012

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Gov Gregoire Looks to Broker One More Major Deal

Gov. Chris Gregoire’s time in office may be best remembered for the major deals she helped broker, often in late-night bargaining sessions in which negotiators were ordered to find a resolution. Now the Democrat, two months away from leaving Washington state government, is looking to finalize one more big agreement.

11/25/2012

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Gov Gregoire Meeting With Feds Over Marijuana Law

Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Tuesday to discuss the state’s recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

11/12/2012

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Big Names And Big Money Define This Year’s Elections

This has been the year of big names and big money for Washington’s election. A record $157 million has poured into state-level races, including funds from Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Rick Steves and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

11/05/2012

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Seattle Times Reporters Protest Campaign Ads

More than 100 reporters, photographers, designers and other staffers signed a letter protesting The Seattle Times Co.’s decision to support the campaigns of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and a gay marriage referendum.

10/18/2012

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McKenna, Inslee Gearing Up for High-Profile Debate

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will discuss the issues Thursday night in Seattle. The event will begin at 9:00pm, shortly after the conclusion of the vice presidential debate.

10/10/2012

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Gov Gregoire Extends Burn Ban through September 30

Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning in Eastern Washington because of continuing wildfire danger.

09/24/2012

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