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Topic: Gov. Chris Gregoire

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January 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Monday politics: Nate Silver and Seahawks; inaugurations ahead; gun plan coming

Good morning. Nate Silver, 50 states and the Hawks: Nate Silver, The New York Times wonder-math-nerd  who predicted the 2012 presidential election outcome in all 50 states, had what turned out to be an unfortunate prediction for Sunday’s football game. He said the Seahawks would win, but, oops, that did not come to pass.  His…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, Gov. Jay Inlsee, gun politics

January 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Gov. Chris Gregoire is on her way to Washington, D.C.

Gov. Chris Gregoire, who may be in the running for a job in President Obama’s administration, is on her way to Washington, D.C., for a Council of Governors meeting. Gregoire’s spokesman, Cory Curtis, said the governor was on a plane Tuesday afternoon and will attend the Council of Governors meeting on Wednesday. Curtis said it is the…


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November 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Gregoire says feds undecided about blocking new marijuana law

By CHRIS GRYGIEL  The Associated Press Gov. Chris Gregoire says the federal government still hasn’t decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado. Gregoire met with Deputy Attorney General James Cole in Washington, D.C on Tuesday. She told Cole she would prefer to know “sooner rather than later,” because Washington…


Comments | More in homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, initiative 502, marijuana legalization

November 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Gregoire to meet Tuesday with Justice Department about marijuana law

The Associated Press and The Seattle Times Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole on Tuesday to discuss state voters’ decision last week to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana remains a banned substance under federal law, and it is not clear what the federal response will…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Marijuana | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, initiative 502

June 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Gregoire touts court decision, knocks McKenna

 Updated The only thing missing was foam “We’re #1” fingers when Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and her staff celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court health care ruling at a news conference Thursday. The court largely upheld the national health care law approved by Congress in 2010.  Gregoire relished knocking Republican state Attorney General…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Rob McKenna, Gov. Chris Gregoire

June 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Applause mixes with worries about what happens next on health care

Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act continues to roll in from Washington, D.C.,  Seattle and Olympia.  Rounds of applause mix with worries about the mandate as a euphemism for a new tax. Here is a sample of the many comments we received: Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, obviously thrilled with the…


Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Gov. Chris Gregoire, Rep. Dave Reichert