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July 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Former Gov. Gregoire heading to Harvard

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Former Gov. Chris Gregoire is heading to Harvard. The Ivy League university announced Tuesday that Gregoire will be a resident fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government next fall term. Gregoire served two terms as governor of Washington, clinching her first term in 2004 against former Republican state senator Dino…

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January 2, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Adam Kline to retire from state Senate

Adam Kline, an unabashed liberal firebrand and civil-liberties advocate who has represented South Seattle in the state Senate for 17 years, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in November. Kline said in an interview he still loves the Legislature but is ready, at 69, “to move on.” “I want the spend the next period of my life…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Adam Kline, Chris Gregoire, Gary Locke

January 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Jay Inslee sworn in as governor of Washington state

Jay Inslee officially became Washington state’s 23rd governor at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning inside the state Capitol building. Breaking with tradition, the new governor took the oath of office in the rotunda of the Capitol, addressing supporters and onlookers in a brief speech afterwards. “Let’s go build a working Washington,” Inslee said to loud applause, before…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Attorney General, Governor, homepage, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: Barbara Madsen, Chris Gregoire, inaugural

January 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

McKenna appears to show support for Obamacare during Gregoire speech

Note: This post has been updated with a response from Dan Sytman, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office. Outgoing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, who joined a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, appeared to show support for the law during Gov. Chris Gregoire’s farewell speech Tuesday. McKenna’s gesture was small — he stood up, along with…

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January 15, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Gregoire reflects on ‘good times and bad’ in farewell speech

Gov. Chris Gregoire reflected on a tumultuous eight years in office during a Tuesday farewell speech before a joint session of the  Legislature. Delivering her final State of the State address as part of an emotional and ceremonial day, Gregoire recapped accomplishments and challenges before concluding that Washington is “the greatest state in…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: brian sonntag, Chris Gregoire, Jay Inslee

October 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Gregoire says candidates’ proposals not realistic

Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday dismissed claims by both gubernatorial candidates that they can put more money into education without increasing taxes. The governor said in the past that new taxes would be needed, but took time Thursday to dismantle proposals that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Rob McKenna have made. For example,…

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October 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM

More drama in the 5th: Fresh conspiracy allegations, brutal mailer

The race for state Senate in the 5th district is getting even uglier. Republicans, after months of accusing Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire of conspiring with former Republican state Sen. Cheryl Pflug so Democrats can take her 5th Legislative District seat, believe they have fresh evidence. The new material, a group of emails released…

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October 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Democratic state House hopeful backs GOP theory of 5th District shenanigans

So the last elected state senator in the 5th Legislative District, a Republican, has endorsed the Democrat to succeed her. And now the underdog running for the state House in that district, a Democrat, has endorsed the Republican for the Senate seat. Confused yet? North Bend educator David Spring, who’s running against Republican Chad Magendanz for state…

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