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March 4, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Monday Memo: Beacon Hill shooting … Former Gates official nominated for OMB …Top Dogs?

National Weather Service forecast Good Monday morning. Weather: Chilly this morning, warming up this afternoon to the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast. Shooting in Beacon Hill: Police found the bodies of two men in a car this morning in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Both had been shot in the head. Gregoire not named to EPA…


Comments | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, Morning Memo, sally jewell

January 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Sunday Memo: Gregoire’s legacy … the lessons in Colorado’s pot rules … Seahawks

Good morning. Weather: It’s nice now, but rain is expected later. Perfect couch weather — for reading the paper or watching the Seahawks this afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. The forecast. What will Gov. Gregoire’s legacy be? With two weeks left in her second term, Gov. Chris Gregoire may be remembered more for presiding over…


Comments | Topics: Colorado medical marijuana, Gov. Chris Gregoire, medical marijuana

December 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Gregoire asks for statewide moment of silence Friday for Conn. shooting victims

Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking Washington to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. PST Friday for the victims of last week’s shootings in Newtown, Conn. Gregoire says she is making the request to show solidarity with Connecticut on Friday, a day Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy has declared a statewide day of mourning. “We are all…


Comments | Topics: Dannel Malloy, Gov. Chris Gregoire, moment of silence

November 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Gov. Gregoire announces birth of first grandchild

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire is a grandmother. Gregoire’s office told The Associated Press on Friday that Audrey Christine Lindsay was born Thursday at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She’s Gregoire’s first grandchild and the first child for 33-year-old Courtney Gregoire and her husband, Scott Lindsay. The couple was married at the…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Gov. Chris Gregoire, grandmother, Olympia

October 31, 2012 at 4:37 PM

For tonight, she’s Gov. Alice

The Associated Press OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire is greeting trick-or-treaters at the governor’s mansion as Alice in Wonderland. Her husband Mike is dressing as the White Rabbit. Last Halloween, Gregoire was the Sesame Street character Elmo. In years past Gregoire and others at the mansion in Olympia have dressed up as characters from “Willy Wonka & the…


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October 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Gregoire lifting burn ban for Western Washington effective Saturday morning

The Associated Press OLYMPIA —  Gov. Chris Gregoire has modified a statewide ban on outdoor burning in light of storms forecast to bring significant rain. The governor is lifting the ban for Western Washington counties, effective at 8 a.m. Saturday. For all counties east of the Cascade Mountains, the outdoor burn ban will remain in effect through…


Comments | More in Environment, General news, Weather Beat | Topics: Burn ban, Gov. Chris Gregoire, rain

October 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Gregoire extends burn ban to entire state

Gov. Chris Gregoire today extended a ban on outdoor burning to cover the entire state. Extraordinarily dry weather — with no  rain forecast for at least another week — has raised the fire danger significantly, Gregoire said.  “Washington state is experiencing a weather pattern like one we’ve rarely seen before,” she said in a press release. The ban…


Comments | Topics: Burn ban, Gov. Chris Gregoire, wildfires

September 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Gregoire issues burn ban for Eastern Washington

Gov. Gregoire issued an immediate ban Friday on all recreational and agricultural burning in counties east of the crest of the Cascades with hopes of preventing yet another Washington wildfire. “I’m not asking Washingtonians to think twice,” Gregoire said in a statement. “I’m asking people to think three times before doing even everyday activities.” The ban will…


Comments | Topics: Burn ban, Gov. Chris Gregoire, wildfire

July 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

State of emergency proclaimed in 16 Washington counties

Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency for 16 Eastern Washington counties Monday after a barrage of heavy Washington thunderstorms caused power outages, fuel shortages, building damage and road closures. Areas receiving recovery help from state agencies include Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Jefferson, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Walla Walla…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Ferry County, Gov. Chris Gregoire, storms

June 18, 2012 at 9:50 PM

State AmeriCorps director will be program’s national director

The 18-year executive director of Washington’s AmeriCorps programs, Bill Basl, will be AmeriCorps’ next national director, it was announced on Monday. Basl founded the nation’s first veterans’ corps and is known for creating a collaborative regional network to provide AmeriCorps training across the Pacific Northwest. While executive director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service, which…


Comments | Topics: AmeriCorps, Bill Basl, Corporation for National and Community Service

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