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Enviros Say Bill Would Gut GMA, Delay Stormwater Improvements

Environmental advocates say a state proposal would gut the state Growth Management Act and cause a costly delay to stormwater pollution rules.

02/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Proponents of Gay Marriage Have the Momentum

A subtle, but important shift: Gay marriage—as opposed to gay marriage bans—is the subject.

02/15/2012 By Josh Feit

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The Latest on Plans to Eliminate Passenger Ferry Service at Colman Dock

The latest on the state's proposal to eliminate passenger ferry service at Colman Dock on the downtown waterfront.

02/15/2012 By Josh Feit

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Economic Opportunity Institute: State Budget Smallest in 20 Years

Economic Opportunity Institute: Washington State's budget is the smallest it has been in 20 years.

02/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Senate Passes Teacher Evaluation Bill

Senate votes overwhelmingly for stricter teacher evaluation standards.

02/14/2012 By Josh Feit

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Waterfront Plan Would Eliminate Passenger Ferries at Colman Dock

The state Department of Transportation proposes eliminating passenger ferry service at Colman Dock in downtown Seattle. Photo via WSDOT on Flickr.

02/14/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Report: Plastic-Bag Recycling Doesn't Work

A new report from environmental advocates concludes that most plastic bags aren't recycled; most just end up in landfills.

02/14/2012 By Josh Feit

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Gregoire Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Gov. Chris Gregoire signs marriage equality into law.

02/13/2012 By Josh Feit

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The Best Speech of the Week (That Wasn't About Gay Marriage)

Democrats pass a revenue bill as Democratic Sate Rep. Jeanne Darneille gives the best speech of the week that's not about gay marriage.

02/10/2012 By Josh Feit

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Mega Study Says Driving After Smoking Pot is Dangerous

A new review of studies on driving under the influence of marijuana finds that driving while stoned doubles the risk of a fatal crash.

02/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Bill Bryant Laryngitis Watch, Day Two

Bryant cancels appearance in Sea Tac.

02/10/2012 By Josh Feit

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McKenna (and Obama) Hype $26 Billion Foreclosure Settlement with Mega Banks

Republican AG McKenna basks in foreclosure settlement agreement. Inslee campaign scoff.

02/09/2012 By Josh Feit

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Senate Committee Passes Transit Bill

Legislation giving cities and counties more options for funding transit passes a key senate committee. Image via WSDOT.

02/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Republicans Seek To Deny Contraception Coverage They Enjoy Themselves; Murray Responds

Republicans in Congress vow to pass legislation to deny women who work for religious schools and nonprofits a health-care benefit they themselves enjoy.

02/08/2012 By Josh Feit

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Early Jolt: Goldmark v. McKenna

Goldmark wins latest round in squabble with McKenna.

02/08/2012 By Josh Feit

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Governor's B&O Tax Proposal Stumbles

A proposal to streamline collection of city business and occupation taxes stumbles in a senate committee.

02/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Federal Court Tosses California's Prop. 8 Vote Against Gay Marriage

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A STATEMENT FROM STATE SEN. ED MURRAY. Today's federal court ruling in California carries lesson for Washington debate.

02/07/2012 By Josh Feit

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With Focus on Clean Energy, Inslee Releases Jobs Plan

Jay Inslee rolls out jobs proposal with focus on green jobs.

02/06/2012 By Josh Feit

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City Gas Tax Could Bring in $12-$13 Million

A city-only gas tax could bring in between $12 million and $13 million a year for Seattle transportation projects.

02/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Bill Would Allow Larger License Fee, Local Gas Tax

A new proposal in the state senate would give local agencies a number of new options to fund transportation.

02/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett