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.
Unions representing state workers and state officials reached an impasse on Friday over health care costs in the latest contract negotiations, the governor's office said.
A spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said that Christie will headline two fundraisers for McKenna's campaign on Oct. 4, one in Kennewick and another in Lynnwood.
The Washington Supreme Court is considering whether to strike down a rule that makes it more difficult for the Legislature to raise taxes.
Washington's election leaders have incorrectly informed some voters that they are not officially registered.
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.
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.
Ann Romney will speak for her husband next Thursday at the Spur Wing County Club in Meridian. The general reception for the private dinner starts at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
It's been dubbed as one of the most competitive gubernatorial races in the country and tonight the two men vying to replace Washington's Gov. Chris Gregoire will debate for an hour on KATU or on KATU.com.
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.
Zach Silk, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage, said Monday that the group has reserved TV time "sometime after Labor Day," though he wouldn't specify an exact start date or how long the ad buy was for.
With their excess campaign cash, politicians in Washington state often return money to donors, forward it to their political party, or donate it to charity.
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.