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October 6, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Hey Mr. President! Washington state has two good candidates for U.S. Attorney General

Rumblings from within the Beltway suggest that Washington State is getting short shrift as President Obama ruminates over who will replace Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general. U.S. President Barack Obama was greeted by then-Gov. Christine Gregoire when he travelled to Everett in 2012. (Seattle Times File Photo) Politico reported last week that Obama has narrowed…

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August 30, 2013 at 6:07 AM

The marijuana OK: It began with the initiative process

  Gov. Jay Inslee on the phone with Attorney General Eric Holder, while spokeman David Postman and adviser John Lane look on. (Photo courtesy of Washington state governor’s office) Here is the value of initiatives: the photo released Thursday of Gov. Jay Inslee on the phone with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, being told that the federal…

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March 6, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Today the day for Attorney General Eric Holder memo on Washington, Colorado marijuana legalization?

UPDATE: 7:18 a.m. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration was “still considering” the federal response to voter-approved marijuana legalization laws in Washington and Colorado. Given the chance by Senate Judiciary chairman Patrick Leahy to make an announcement, Holder said a response would be coming soon. Leahy, citing cuts to the Justice Department under sequestration,…

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Comments | Topics: eric holder, initiative 502, marijuana