Doc Hastings to Retire From Congress

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., will retire at the end of the year, he announced Thursday in a statement.
“It is with deep appreciation for that privilege that I announce that this will be my final…


Seattle facing rift between police and politicians over jump in crime, open pot smoking

Whether it’s commercial airplanes, coffee or computers, Seattle has long been a city known for being ahead of the curve. But now, a range of issues – including a jump in serious downtown crime and…


Congresswoman’s ‘miracle baby’ may be first to survive Potter’s Syndrome

Doctors believe baby Abigail Beutler, the daughter of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler and her husband, Dan, may be the first baby ever to survive Potter’s Syndrome, a prenatal condition affecting the development of a baby’s…


Washington State GOP Elects Ex-TV Anchor as Chairwoman

Washington Republicans elected former TV news anchor Susan Hutchison as their new party leader in August.
It was a competitive race and several state GOP operatives were doubtful of her chances. The bet was that…


Washington Republicans Have Turnover at the Top

The Washington State Republican Party is the latest state GOP organization suddenly tasked with electing a new party chairman.
The former state chairman, Kirby Wilbur, announced his resignation suddenly in late July. He left the…


Man cites Joe Biden in shotgun defense

Forget Stand Your Ground laws. A man in Washington state is using Vice President Joe Biden as his defense for shooting a gun in the air to scare off what he thought were car thieves.…

Seattle May Day

Seattle’s rowdy May Day night: 18 arrested, 8 officers hurt

Hundreds of sign-carrying, flag-waving demonstrators jammed downtown streets Wednesday in a series of May Day marches and rallies — some…


Seattle mayor orders police to back off drone use

Seattle’s mayor, reacting to widespread complaints and concerns from residents, has ordered the city’s police department to drop plans to use two drones it purchased via a federal grant.
“Today, I spoke with Seattle Police…

Professor Gizmo

Midnight party: Pot, gay marriage become legal in Washington state

SEATTLE – When the clock struck midnight here on Thursday, hundreds of gay couples were lined up outside the county…


Gay marriage foes in Washington state concede defeat

(Reuters) – Gay marriage opponents conceded defeat on Thursday in their bid to block passage of a referendum legalizing same-sex matrimony in Washington state, two days after Maine and Maryland became the first states to…


2 states legalize recreational marijuana use, topping long list of ballot initiatives

From FOXNews.com
Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana Tuesday night, setting up a battle between the states and the federal government, which prohibits use of the drug.


Obama backs gay marriage measures in 3 states

CBS News
President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marriage.
Though the president first voiced his general approval for gay…


Matt Shea condemns conservative blogger exposing opponent’s old Playboy pics

Pacific Northwest Inlander
With accusations of lawbreaking, socialism, and intimidation, already in the air, it didn’t seem like the race for the 4th Legislative District could get any dirtier.
Now, it has.
A national conservative blog…