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Politics Conservative ties muddy McKenna's moderate appeal Conservative ties muddy McKenna's moderate appeal
Before casting himself as a moderate in the campaign for governor, Rob McKenna met last year with members of a conservative group that has been targeted by activists as being too extreme.
Politics Inslee fully embraces expansion of Medicaid Inslee fully embraces expansion of Medicaid
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is fully embracing the expansion of Medicaid health coverage, saying Thursday he believes it is one of the transformational parts of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Politics Wash. economists see slight improvement in outlook Wash. economists see slight improvement in outlook
Washington economic forecasters said Wednesday they see a slight improvement in the state's financial outlook, but the next governor will enter office next year staring at another shortfall.
Politics Marriage group grapples with Wash. campaign rules Marriage group grapples with Wash. campaign rules
The group seeking to overturn Washington state's gay marriage law has changed its website instructions to churches that want to raise money for the effort, but state campaign finance officials said Tuesday that the language is still not in compliance with state law.
Politics Ex-lawmakers want to eliminate surplus accounts Ex-lawmakers want to eliminate surplus accounts
Two former members of the state Legislature said Tuesday it is time for lawmakers to eliminate campaign surplus accounts, which some politicians have tapped for iPads, clothing, car repairs, tuition and alcohol.
Politics PDC: Churches can't be intermediary for campaign donations PDC: Churches can't be intermediary for campaign donations
Washington state's campaign finance watchdog said Tuesday that the state's Catholic churches can't collect donations from their parishioners for the campaign seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage law.
Politics Wash. judge rejects bid to bar Romney from ballot Wash. judge rejects bid to bar Romney from ballot
Mitt Romney will remain on the November ballot in Washington state after a judge Thursday rejected a lawsuit that argued Republicans had lost their status as a major party.