Snowfall: An email from the state Department of Transportation that includes mention of “multiple vehicles that are off the roadway and in need of tow trucks for removal” is never a good sign. But that’s the word from the DOT as of 8 a.m. Sunday from I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, near Denny Creek….More
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Associated Press Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign a measure legalizing gay marriage in Washington state into law on Monday. The House passed the bill on a 55-43 vote on Wednesday. The Senate approved the measure last week. Gregoire will sign the bill at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The law would take effect 90 days after the session ends next…More
A bipartisan group of 42 state lawmakers signed a letter asking the DEA to reschedule marijuana to a classification that could allow it be prescribed and sold in pharmacies. The letter and a joint House-Senate resolution introduced yesterday piggy-back on Gov. Chris Gregoire’s existing petition to reschedule marijuana, which is also supported by a…More
A new statewide poll shows voters evenly divided on the question of legalizing marijuana as the state Legislature takes up the question next week. The Elway Research poll of 411 randomly selected voters found 48 percent in favor and 45 percent opposed to legalization, which is likely headed to the November 2012 ballot in the form…More
Promoters of Iniatiative 502 are preparing to turn in at least 100,000 more signatures than required to make the ballot next week, meaning Washingtonians will most likely get a chance to vote up or down on legalizing marijuana in 2012. I-502′s campaign director, Alison Holcomb, said she has on hand about 340,000 signatures, but expects more…More
The legions of regular commenters on seattletimes.com sure found plenty to argue about in 2011, thanks many times to politicians. Here’s the Top-10 list: (By the way, you’ll notice there’s often a difference between the headline on the comment thread and the one on the story. That’s because the comments-thread headline keeps the first…More