By Mark Tapscott | 03/12/14 08:28 AM
Are liberals really incapable of governing because they are blind to the inherent flaws of massive bureaucracies? National Review Online's Jim Geraghty makes a persuasive case today for that proposition. "In most professions, when you end up spending ten times what you budgeted, the...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/10/14 10:35 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shared some great jokes from the Gridiron dinner on Saturday, but he also had some serious remarks for the Washington journalists who were gathered at their annual dinner.
03/08/14 06:15 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's wildlife agency reported Saturday that its annual survey tallied 52 endangered gray wolves living in the state at the end of 2013, one more than in 2012. The count's results come as conservation groups urge the state to pull support from a federal effort to roll...
By Rachel La Corte | 03/03/14 09:04 AM
Dozens of marijuana plants await harvest at a production site for "Loaded Soda," an Olympia-based business that provides marijuana-infused sodas, vitamin waters and other products to more than 400 medical marijuana collectives throughout the state.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:39 PM
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
02/25/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — Three days after holding a news conference to defend Seattle's police chief for erasing a misconduct finding against an officer, Mayor Ed Murray partially reversed course Monday, reinstating the original finding and saying the decision to lift it did not look like the kind of police...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:50 PM
While prosecutors have actually been slightly more likely to seek the death penalty against white defendants, jurors have been three times more likely to impose it against black ones, other circumstances being similar.
02/18/14 07:15 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Suzan DelBene on Tuesday brought their fight to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour to Seattle, where advocates want to raise it $5 higher. The small-business owner who hosted their news conference thinks the national proposal would...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/16/14 01:39 PM
Actor Kevin Spacey discussed the show "House of Cards" on Sunday on ABC's "This Week," agreeing with George Stephanopoulos that President Obama was likely envious of his ruthless character Frank Underwood. "I can imagine why he would," Spacey said, pointing out that the fictional "House of...
By Brian Hughes | 02/16/14 01:39 PM
Actor Kevin Spacey on Sunday insisted that the dramatic return of “House of Cards” -- being binge-watched by much of Washington -- is rooted in the realities of how the nation's capital operates. "We can get done shooting on a day and I'll come home and turn on the news and think: 'You...
By Brian Hughes | 02/14/14 10:39 AM
Joel McHale, the comedic actor and satirist of pop culture, will headline the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in May. “We're thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial,” said WHCA President Steven Thomma. “He's sharp, funny and just the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/13/14 03:35 PM
Another House Republican is retiring. House Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, of Washington state, said Thursday he will not seek a tenth term. His plan to retire comes a day after another GOP lawmaker, Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., said he, too, would not run for another term....
02/13/14 12:03 PM
Republican congressman Doc Hastings of Washington state says he will retire at the end of his term. Hastings is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. The lawmaker has served in Congress since 1995. He announced his retirement in a statement issued Thursday. The 73-year-old says...
02/11/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — A letter signed by about 50 elected officials was delivered on Monday to the Port of Seattle urging the government agency that runs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to embrace a citizen-approved initiative and raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour. Sponsors...
By Phuong Le | 02/10/14 08:11 AM
Since the Department of Natural Resources began a program to rid state waters of potentially dangerous vessels in 2003, vessel owners have only repaid about $28,000 — or less than 1 percent — of the total $8.3 million owed in the past decade, according to agency records.
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