2 hrs ago
Little Sign Of Washington Hospitals Becoming Less Error-Prone
Swedish Medical Center trumpets its safety record. Swedish's First Hill and Ballard locations received safety scores of "A" from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group in May.
4 hrs ago
Washingtonian Mom Comes to Town
Washington Business Journal is reporting that Washingtonian 's parent company, Washingtonian Media , is adding a new magazine for area moms.
8 hrs ago
Governor signs coastal advisory council into state law
An advisory council that provides a coastal perspective on Washington's ocean policies has been signed into law by Gov.
12 hrs ago
ALERT: Don't Fall For Tornado Charity Scams; What You Need To Know
In the wake of the massive tornados that touched down in Oklahoma this week, Better Business Bureau , the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the Secretary of State are warning of opportunistic fraudsters.
Tue May 21, 2013
In the Briefings
ALGAE BLOOM: This is a red-orange algae bloom spotted at Edmonds on May 16. In Washington and Oregon both , state tax revenue reported as rising, and unemployment dropping - one of the best weeks of economic news in more than half a decade.
Mon May 20, 2013
Light It Up
Bill Keller of the Times on how to legalize pot . he includes an interesting aspiration for the market structure by way of drug policy sage Mark Kleiman: One practical challenge facing the legalization pioneers is how to keep the marijuana market from being swallowed by a few big profiteers - the pot equivalent of Big Tobacco, or even the actual ... (more)
Will marijuana legalization lead to more violence in Wash. state?
Law enforcement sources say there is concern about how major drug syndicates are going to react to marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado and in states where medical marijuana is being approved.
Sun May 19, 2013
One Year Without Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, died one year ago today, and fans of Washington's home-grown sound and the man who made it what it is will gather at the Howard Theater tonight , along with the Chuck Brown All-Star Go-Go Tribute Band, to celebrate his life.
An official Wash. state pot logo?
Officials in Washington state took their first stab Thursday at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.
Sat May 18, 2013
Tax exemptions are starting to draw an uncomfortable spotlight
Crosscut has expanded its coverage of Olympia, including the state Legislature and Gov.
KCBY-TV Coos Bay
Wash, Ore. among states to get money for tsunami debris cleanup
The five West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup.
Check out the upcoming Seahawks and Sounders FC license plates
Seattle Seahawks news, including Seattle Seahawks trades, statistics, roster and draft news, Hawks and NFL rumors, game scores and game schedule information If you're proud to be part of the 12th Man or a are big fan of the Rave Green, you may want to check out two new Washington license plates coming next year.
Thu May 16, 2013
Wash. set to release draft rules for pot industry
They've spent nearly eight months visiting marijuana grow houses, studying the science of getting high and earning nicknames like "the queen of weed." Now, officials in Washington are taking their first stab at setting rules for the state's new legal weed industry.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Villagers Will Not Be Ignored
David does a nice job unpacking the dreadful Politico gossip item in his post below.
D.C. turns on Obama
Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama - and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now.
Tue May 14, 2013
Religion News Service
SSM comes to MN; or, the partisan divide in America
In St. Paul yesterday, a vote in the State Senate assured that Minnesota will become the 12th state in the Union to legalize same-sex marriage.
Wolves migrating to central Cascades in Wash.
The state of Washington had a plan. It asked ranchers where a new pack of wolves showed up this year to keep their cows in protective pens longer than usual.
Jury deliberating in Wash. prison guard slaying
A jury has begun deliberating whether to impose the death penalty on a Washington prison inmate who strangled a corrections officer.
Big News Network.com
Army sergeant found guilty of murder of 5 at clinic in Iraq
JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. -- U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 deaths of five service personnel in a mental health facility in Iraq.
Washington tribes battle youth suicide
Suicide stalks Indian Country, claiming more lives of native youth than those in any other population, not only in Washington, but nationally.