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Foes take another run at ending Washington's death penalty - Tue, 23 Jan 2018 PST

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:18:13 GMT

A change in control of the Senate means this could be the year that Washington could abolish the death penalty, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a longtime critic of capital punishment, said after talking to the committee that may hold the key. Proposed legislation to end the death penalty is emotional for victims' families who are for or against, the hearing before the Senate Law and Justice Committee showed Monday.




Washington State May Raise Minimum Age To Purchase Tobacco, Vapor Products

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:53:55 GMT

A bill in the Washington Senate would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. Young smokers in Washington state may have trouble getting a pack of cigarettes in the near future. State lawmakers are considering raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. "No bill in Olympia this session will save more lives than increasing the legal smoking age to 21," Ferguson said.




This Well-Manicured $28M Medina Estate Is Washington's Most...

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:24:03 GMT

Medina-the swanky Seattle suburb that is home to Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates-is also home to Washington's most expensive listing: a $28M historic manse. Medina, WA, the small, highly surveilled town that boasts both Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos as residents - is also home to Washington's most expensive listing : a 5,330-square-foot, six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom manse located on the edge of Lake Washington.




Zinke: Parks shouldn't be bargaining chip in shutdown showdown

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:11:47 GMT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Sunday he has decided to keep many national parks open during the government shutdown because the tourist spots should not "be weaponized." Zinke spoke with CNN on the National Mall in Washington as he shook hands with veterans and tourists outside the World War II and Lincoln memorials.




Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:36:13 GMT

Shutdown extends into third day, OPEC and Russia maintain production cuts, and a political breakthrough in Germany. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.




Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:51:37 GMT

In this Sept. 21, 2012 photo, Iran's Revolutionary Guard troops march during a military parade commemorating the anniversary of start of the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran.




Senator who lost her legs in Iraq calls Trump 'a...

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:25:11 GMT

In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 file photo, Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at the World War II Memorial in Washington for a ceremony honoring World War II veterans who fought in the Pacific. Duckworth, who is running in 2012 as a congressional candidate in Illinois, became a double amputee when her National Guard helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2004.




'The real march is on Election Day': Women rally across globe for 2nd day

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:05:06 GMT

Marches for women's empowerment rolled across the globe for a second day Sunday with rallies from Australia to Zambia and in the United States from New York to Vancouver, Wash. The events took place against a backdrop of political dysfunction in Washington as the federal government shutdown stumbled into its own second day Sunday.




From protest to movement: Women march around the globe

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:05:05 GMT

Marches for women's empowerment rolled across the globe for a second day Sunday with rallies from Australia to Zambia and in the United States from New York to Vancouver, Wash. The events took place against a backdrop of political dysfunction in Washington as the federal government shutdown stumbled into its own second day Sunday.




Suspect shot, AdCo. deputy wounded in chase

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:38:12 GMT

Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 2:28PM MST expiring January 22 at 12:00AM MST in effect for: Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 2:28PM MST expiring January 21 at 9:00PM MST in effect for: Eagle, Garfield, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 2:28PM MST expiring January 21 at 9:00PM MST in effect for: Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 2:24PM MST expiring January 21 at 5:00PM MST in effect for: El Paso Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 2:24PM MST expiring January 21 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Prowers Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 2:24PM MST expiring January 21 at 5:00PM MST in effect for: Chaffee, Lake, Saguache Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 2:24PM MST expiring January 21 ... (more)




JeffCo deputy involved in crash on US 285

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:28:30 GMT

Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 12:02PM MST expiring January 21 at 5:00PM MST in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson, Morgan, Weld Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 12:02PM MST expiring January 21 at 3:00PM MST in effect for: Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, Summit Blizzard Warning issued January 21 at 12:02PM MST expiring January 22 at 12:00AM MST in effect for: Elbert, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 12:02PM MST expiring January 21 at 2:00PM MST in effect for: Larimer, Weld Winter Weather Advisory issued January 21 at 11:24AM MST expiring January 21 at 2:00PM MST in effect for: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel Winter Storm Warning issued January 21 at 11:24AM MST expiring ... (more)




King County Prosecutor Calls For Repeal Of Death Penalty

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:07:01 GMT

The prosecutor of Washington's most populous county is calling for the repeal of the death penalty . King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg plans to testify Monday in favor of a proposal to replace capital punishment with life without the possibility of parole.




Mattis says U.S. military losing its edge

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:23:40 GMT

Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world.




Somewhere, Away From It All

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:03:23 GMT

Ezra Goetzen,left, and Maxfield Koontz part of a scattered community of people living off the grid, at home on the Olympic Peninsula, Wash., Nov. 18, 2017. Dense forest obfuscates their dwellings - tiny houses, trailers, a landlocked houseboat - often accessible only by dirt roads or footpaths.




Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:34:50 GMT

In this Jan. 17, 2018, photo, Minnie Wood, center, makes signs with her daughters Buckley, right, and Zoey in preparation for a rally in Las Vegas. A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches around the world with a message of female empowerment and protest of President Donald Trump, organizers will mark the anniversary with more than a hundred marches around the world and a rally in Las Vegas aiming to channel the activism to register voters and swing elections for progressives this year.




Lindsey Graham and the art of the deal

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:05:18 GMT

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Proposed law would refocus efforts on treating drug addiction - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 PST

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:38:08 GMT

In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, the Legislative Building is shown at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.