Referendum 74 asks people to either approve or reject the state’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage. That law, passed earlier this year, is on hold pending next month’s vote.
A federal survey suggests that Washington state has the highest use of seat belts among drivers in the country.
The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.
Dungeness Crab Festival, Oktoberfest, Bird Fest, the Cranberrian Fair, Washington Wineries Crush Festivals and more! Just a short drive from Seattle there’s a rich array of food and fun this weekend in Washington!
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.
Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.
Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.
The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots.
Thousands of firefighters are still battling five major wildfires in Eastern Washington that have burned a total of 186 square miles, but managers are increasingly confident they’re gaining control.
Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Tuesday he will not release any of his tax returns, dismissing the matter as a distraction from important policy discussions.