Senate Confirms Supreme Court Justice Jim SheaThe state Senate has confirmed Justice Jim Shea to the Montana Supreme Court.
Entire Wash. Delegation Votes To Reopen Gov't Mike Baker, Associated Press
Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Death Penalty Repeal Oregon's complicated relationship with capital punishment takes center stage this week as a House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber's plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty
Sounders Fans Vote to Retain GM Adrian Hanauer Adrian Hanauer (pictured on left) will keep his job as general manager of the Seattle Sounders FC after season-ticket holders and fan alliance members overwhelmingly voted to retain him.
Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt RomneyIf you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.
Election 2012 Fun for Kids in Seattle Want to have some fun with your kids, yet help them understand the importance of voting and being a good citizen? Check out these educational activities!
Bill Gates, Paul Allen Donate Money for Charter School InitiativeThe campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Gay Marriage Supporters Raise $2.8M Over Past Six Weeks The campaign to uphold the state's gay marriage law raised $2.8 million in cash contributions over the past six weeks.
Gay Marriage Law, R74, Will be Decided by VotersReferendum 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.
Pro Charter School TV Ads to Start Running FridayThe group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.
Nordstrom Announces Support of Gay Marriage The Seattle-based company sent out an email Thursday morning to its 56,000 employees, saying "is our belief that our gay and lesbian employees are entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law as all other employees."
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.
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