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West Coast Governors Vow To Combat Climate Change

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province on Monday vowed to collectively combat cl...

Chris Gregoire: Lisa Jackson's Replacement at EPA?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has caused quite a stir with its suggestion late last week -- attributed to "a very private prediction from a very seni...

This Is What Marriage Equality Looks Like

Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings

For hundreds of same-sex Washington couples wanting to tie the knot, December 6th marked a watershed moment. Marriage licenses were issued to gay a...

Washington Starts Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE and MANUEL VALDES | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE — Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing ...

Recreational Use Of Marijuana Now Legal In Washington

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bes...

Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Measure Into Law

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several...

Amanda Terkel

There May Be No Female Democratic Governors Left After 2012 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are currently two Democratic female governors in the entire nation. After November, there may be zero. While four Republican fe...

Anti-Gay Marriage Measure Qualifies For Ballot

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Washington State's same-sex marriage law is headed back into the hands of voters. The Associated Press reports that Referendum 74, an anti-gay mar...

Gay Marriage Put On Hold In Key State

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington's gay marriage law was blocked from taking effect Wednesday, as opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking...

Newt Makes Surprising Comment On Gay Marriage

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declined Friday to outright reject a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washing...

Federal Judge Says State Can't Force Pharmacies To Sell Plan B

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

TACOMA, Wash. — Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, sayi...

Friday Talking Points -- Milbank's Unfunny Puns

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The line between certain types of comedy and the political/media world should be brighter than ever. This is a lesson Dana Milbank of the Washington Post apparently has yet to learn.

Gregoire Appealed To Christie On Contentious Issue

Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) reached out to Chris Christie last month on the issue of same-sex marriage, offering to discuss the issue with the ...

Today, Washington State Is A Better Place

Gov. Chris Gregoire | Posted 04.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Gov. Chris Gregoire

In my seven-year tenure as governor of the great state of Washington, yesterday was one of the best. That's when I signed the bill providing marriage equality for all Washingtonians, and it is the day when our state said, quite simply, that love is love.

Ellen DeGeneres, Other LGBT Rights Advocates And Allies Praise Washington Gay Marriage Bill Signing

Posted 02.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Although it won't take effect until June 7, Washington state's new marriage equality legislation already received heaps of praise from lesbian, gay, b...

WATCH: Washington Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

Posted 02.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Washington became the seventh U.S. state to acknowledge same-sex marriage when Gov. Chris Gregoire signed voter-approved legislation into law today. ...

Washington Gay Marriage Legislation Signed Into Law By Governor Chris Gregoire

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire handed gay rights advocates a major victory Monday, signing into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marr...

Washington Governor Due To Sign Gay Marriage Legislation Today

Posted 02.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Washington is set to become the seventh U.S. state to recognize marriage equality today when Gov. Chris Gregoire signs legislation allowing same-sex c...

Dem Gov Pledges To Make Appeal To Christie On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (D) pledged to make an appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) over same-sex marriage legislation. Greg...

Anti-Gay Church Threatens To Picket Powell Boys' Funeral

The News Tribune | STACIA GLENN | Posted 02.10.2012 | Religion

A notoriously anti-gay church is threatening to picket Saturday's funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and Occupy Seattle promises a counterprotest. ...

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Washington State Senate OKs Gay Marriage Bill

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, setting the stage for the state t...

State Legislature Making Key Move On Gay Marriage

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

By RACHEL LA CORTE, The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize same-sex...

Michelangelo Signorile

Washington Governor Discusses Gay Marriage, Chris Christie, And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington wishes she'd supported marriage equality for gays and lesbians years ago -- and she hopes President Obama evolve...

Gay Marriage At Hand In Another State

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — As lawmakers held their first public hearing on legalizing same-sex marriage, a previously undecided Democratic senator on Mond...