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Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

Howard Meitiner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states, but to me, it's quite telling that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reluctant to call legalization a success.

Years of Living Dangerously Takes On Climate Denial, Anti-Science Attacks on Climate Solutions

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Those who understand the urgent need to address climate change are the optimists who see climate solutions as beneficial for our health and economic prosperity, while those who deny the problem or think there's nothing we can do about it are the pessimists. Nobody likes a pessimist.

Washington State Governor Unveils Carbon Reduction Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (Reuters) - Washington Governor Jay Inslee outlined policies on Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas ...

WATCH LIVE: Washington Gov. Talks State-Level Climate Change Solutions

Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

While he was serving as a U.S. representative, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) had one of the strongest environmental records in the House, and now, as...

Joy Resmovits

This State Risks Reviving No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

As states face mounting criticism for rushing to grade teachers based on students' standardized test scores, they confront a crucial choice: Move ahea...

Why We Should Dismantle the Death Penalty

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Carl Pettit

If someone deliberately killed one of our loved ones, we could (I know I would) very well harbor fantasies of violent revenge. Under these difficult circumstances, that would be a very human thing to do. But it shouldn't be the responsibility of the state to carry out the ultimate penalty for us.

Washington Governor Suspends State's Death Penalty

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office,...

Jay Inslee Signs Boeing Incentive Bills, Securing Thousands Of Jobs In Washington

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gave final approval Monday to a package of tax breaks for Boeing Co. in hopes of landing the co...

Native Americans Gain Standing in Climate Science

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

If the Native Americans' spiritual, relationship-based approach to climate change is a knowledge system equal to Western science, who am I to question their friendship with whales?

Beloved House Speaker Remembered As 'Titan Of Democracy'

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. -- SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people ...

World's 5th Largest Economy Takes on Climate Change

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

The West Coast region is not waiting for the federal government to take action. As Congress remains gridlocked and climate deniers wield bizarre, scientifically-baseless power in DC, West Coast leadership is stepping up to the most pressing global issue facing humanity.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

State Finishes Effort To Eliminate Gender Bias In Statutes

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, April 22 (Reuters) - Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year ef...

State Government Cracks Down On Pot In Bars

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

(Adds bar owner comments, governor reaction, details) By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, April 3 (Reuters) - Washington state w...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Layoffs Hit Workers At Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Cleanup Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Terry Smith of West Richland, Wash., learned this week that he'll be losing his job in a few days thanks to federal budget cuts. "It stinks," Smith...

Addressing Climate Change Gaining Momentum in States Coast to Coast

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

President Obama can't solve the climate crisis alone, and this momentum in the states is an encouraging sign for anyone who wants to see our elected officials address the challenge of our generation, our changing climate.

State Trying To Solve Big Problem With Legal Pot

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state's legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insis...

Democratic Candidate Elected Washington Governor

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Jay Inslee (D) was elected the Governor of Washington, the AP reports. Inslee's opponent, Republican Rob McKenna, conceded on Friday. Inslee wa...

State Of School Funding In Washington Like 'A Wartime Setting'

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Republican Shows His Gangnam Style

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

First, Utah Republicans sang "Call Me Maybe." Now the Republican nominee for Washington governor, Rob McKenna, is getting in on a pop culture craze. ...

An Interview with Jay Inslee

Iman Baghai | Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen
Iman Baghai

I recently had the opportunity to interview former congressman Inslee about himself and his campaign to be governor of Washington State.

GOP Hopeful Faces Fire Following 'Shut Up And Speak English' Message

Bellevue Patch | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Gubernatorial candidate and Bellevue resident Rob McKenna issued a statement that one of his staffers apologized after The Stranger's blog "The Slog" ...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

Washington Republican Gov. Candidate, Who Sued Obamacare, Now "Accepts" Health Care Reform

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, the truth need be told: The law was hatched in the Heritage Foundation, a Republican think-tank, and first enacted by Mitt Romney, a Republican Governor. How do Democrats show more bipartisanship than by enacting the other side's law?

WATCH: GOP Candidate Tells Constituent To 'Go Get A Job'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna lashed out at a constituent on Tuesday, telling the young woman to "go get a job" in response to a ques...