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Washington justices shift burden in rape cases

Washington justices shift burden in rape casesThe WA Supreme Court said the state cannot put the burden on rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented.
  • Local
  • 3 hours, 47 minutes ago
Politics

Gabby Giffords speaking in Seattle for gun control

Gabby Giffords speaking in Seattle for gun controlShe's appearing at a panel discussion on reducing gun violence against women. Organizers say it will focus on background checks for gun buyers.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

King County sheriff backs Oregon pot measure

King County sheriff backs Oregon pot measureSheriff John Urquhart said he made the campaign ad so Oregonians would know, "The sky hasn't fallen" in Washington.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Gorton group launches attack ads aimed at Didier

Gorton group launches attack ads aimed at DidierA political group backed by Slade Gorton has launched a $55,000 ad campaign attacking U.S. House candidate Clint Didier.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

'Maverick' vs. music teacher in heated Senate race

'Maverick' vs. music teacher in heated Senate raceMost costly race for longtime Senator Tim Sheldon, D-Mason County.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Gun rights debate heats up at Seattle rally

Gun rights debate heats up at Seattle rallyWe are just weeks away from Election Day, and a pair of initiatives are stirring up the debate over gun rights.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agency

65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agencyCentral Washington homeowners allege that the state mishandled firefighting efforts in the Carlton Complex fire.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Seattle voters may find November ballot confusing

Seattle voters may find November ballot confusingSeattle voters may need some extra help figuring out the November ballot as four items up for a vote all called proposition or petition No. 1.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Class size initiative again on Washington ballot

Class size initiative again on Washington ballotWashington's class size reduction initiative hits November ballots.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percent

Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percentNumbers released Wednesday show that the September jobless rate was up from August's 5.6 percent rate.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Seattle

Former Seattle mayor spokeswoman claims discrimination

Former Seattle mayor spokeswoman claims discriminationRosalind Brazel was Murray's press secretary when he took office in January. She was replaced in March.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Oregon's first lady admits planning illegal marijuana grow

Oregon's first lady admits planning illegal marijuana growOregon's first lady confessed to planning an illegal marijuana operation.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Poll: Washington class size initiative leading nearly 3:1

Poll: Washington class size initiative leading nearly 3:1More than 60 percent of likely voters plan to vote for an initiative on the November ballot to reduce class sizes.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Gabby Giffords coming to Washington on gun law tour

Gabby Giffords coming to Washington on gun law tourThe former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, is visiting nine states.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some ground

Poll: Competing gun measures have lost some groundOne measure seeks to expand background checks on gun sales. The other seeks to make sure the checks don't go beyond national standards.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appears

First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appearsFirst ad sponsored by NRA against I-594 released, profiling Seattle gun instructor.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington stateWhat happens if both pass on Nov. 4 is anyone's guess.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Renton

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical College

VP Joe Biden visits Renton Technical CollegeCommuters should expect traffic congestion as Biden's motorcade moves from downtown Seattle to Renton and back.
  • Renton
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Washington may toughen texting while driving law

Washington may toughen texting while driving lawTraffic safety leaders say the 7-year-old law is outdated and doesn't account for the ability to surf the web or use social media.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Local

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutional

ACLU says Burien 'hygiene' law is unconstitutionalThe ACLU is joining the list of opponents of a new "hygiene law" in Burien.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Television

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' host

Report: NBC wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press' hostThe report says NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Stewart and was prepared to compensate him handsomely.
  • Television
  • 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in Belltown

Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle, eats dinner in BelltownVice President Joe Biden is overnighting in Seattle in advance of two events that are part of a West Coast political swing.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks ago
Local

Seventh re-election race 'nastiest' for longtime senator

Seventh re-election race 'nastiest' for longtime senatorThe controversial senator has been in office since 1991.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Dozens express concerns about proposed Seattle budget

Dozens express concerns about proposed Seattle budgetMore than 115 people showed up to express concerns about how the City of Seattle will spend its money next year.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Monday is the deadline for voter registration

Monday is the deadline for voter registrationMonday is the deadline for most voters to register to vote in the November 4 election.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballot

Dueling gun sales initiatives on November ballotGun purchase background check initiatives headline November ballot.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana industry makes political donationsWith the arrival of recreational pot in Colorado and Washington, the industry and its political influence are expanding rapidly.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago