May 24, 2013 — After a truck carrying a heavy load struck the side of a bridge that carries Interstate 5 over the Skagit River north of Seattle, the roadway collapsed. No one was killed. Dan Sligh and his wife were in a pickup. "You just hold on as tight as you can," he says of the fall they took.
May 17, 2013 — When it becomes legal to sell marijuana in the state, packages will have to be labeled. The logo is a marijuana leaf centered over an outline of the state. Will T-shirts and bumper stickers follow?
Mar 22, 2013 — Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are having to make lots of adjustments as the state implements a ballot initiative that legalized the use of marijuana. One surprise change has been the need to re-train dogs used for sniffing out illegal drugs.
Dec 5, 2012 — Gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses Thursday. Last month, voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland voted to approve same-sex marriage, making them the first states where gay marriage has passed through popular vote.
Oct 3, 2012 — Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The next few weeks are when the bulk of the region's fruit is picked. The labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.
Feb 8, 2012 — The move would make the state the seventh in the nation to allow same-sex couples to wed. Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the measure into law next week. The vote comes a day after a federal appeals court ruled that California's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Feb 2, 2012 — By a 28-21 vote late Wednesday, the Washington State Senate approved a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state. The state House is expected to do the same next week and Gov. Christine Gregoire has said she will sign the legislation.
Jan 23, 2012 — Citing the Golden Rule and saying that "all men and women in our state [should] enjoy the same privileges that are so important in my life," the last legislator needed to pass such legislation announced that she will support the measure.
Nov 30, 2010 — Murray took a job other Senate Democrats declined because of having to defend 23 seats versus the nine seats the GOP will be defending. Murray just won her own close race
Nov 5, 2010 — Democratic incumbent Murray was appealing enough to defeat a well- known and financed Republican who had the backing of a Karl Rove-linked group. She's been very effective at bringing back federal money for projects in her state.