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Gay Marriage Law, R74, Will be Decided by Voters

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.

10/13/2012

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Troopers: Washington Drivers Tops in Seat Belt Use

A federal survey suggests that Washington state has the highest use of seat belts among drivers in the country.

10/13/2012

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Pro Charter School TV Ads to Start Running Friday

The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.

10/12/2012

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Best Road Trips in WA October 12 – 14

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!

10/11/2012

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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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If Voters OK Hemp, Unclear Farmers Would Grow It

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.

10/08/2012

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State’s Minimum Wage Will Rise in 2013

Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.

09/29/2012

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Native American mascots challenged in Washington State

The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots.

09/28/2012

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Firefighters Making Progress on Wildfires in Eastern WA

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.

09/27/2012

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McKenna Says No to Releasing Tax Returns

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.

08/28/2012

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