The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Inmate who reported slaying plot pardoned

SEATTLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire commuted the life sentence of a state prison inmate who reported another inmate's plan to kill a King County prosecutor.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Governors sign same-sex marriage into law

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Same-sex couples in Maryland and Washington can apply for marriage licenses as of Thursday in some courthouses.

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.

Border guard shooter-suicide was U.S. man

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The man who wounded a female Canadian border guard and killed himself was identified by authorities Wednesday as Andrew Michael Crews of Bremerton, Wash.

More funds to curb whooping cough epidemic

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 4 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said she is allocating more funds to combat a whooping cough epidemic that has stricken more than 1,100 people.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 6, 2012.
By United Press International
GOP candidates stump in Washington

GOP candidates stump in Washington

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum held a double-digit edge over his nearest challenger, Mitt Romney, in Washington state, but polls indicate prospective caucus-goers could change their minds before Saturday.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Same-sex marriage signed into law in Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire Monday signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Washington state, where opponents have already begun a drive to have the law repealed.

Gay marriage passed by Washington House

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has five days to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage after the legislation was approved in the House Wednesday.

Group to fight Wash. gay marriage bill

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A national group opposing same-sex marriage says it's gearing up to overturn a bill likely to pass in Washington state allowing gay marriage.

Starbucks shows support for gay marriage

SEATTLE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Starbucks issued a statement declaring support for the same-sex marriage bill in the company's home state of Washington.
Winter storm socks Washington state

Winter storm socks Washington state

SEATTLE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire declared a state of emergency Thursday as a rare ice storm pounded the Puget Sound area.
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Chris Gregoire
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 26: (AFP OUT) U.S. President George W. Bush (C) speaks as (L-R) America Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, National Governors Association Chairwoman and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III, Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine listen during a meeting February 26, 2007 at the White House in Washington, DC. The members of the National Governors Association are in Washington for their annual winter meeting. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** George W. Bush;Janet Napolitano;Mike Leavitt;Dirk Kempthorne;Margaret Spellings;Tim Pawlenty, Togiola Tulafono;Sarah Palin;Bob Riley;Dave Freudenthal;Joe Manchin III;Chris Gregoire;Tim Kaine

Christine O'Grady "Chris" Gregoire (pronounced /ˈɡrɛɡwɑr/; born March 24, 1947) is the 22nd and current Governor of the state of Washington, and a member of the Democratic Party. Gregoire defeated Republican candidate Dino Rossi in 2004, and again in 2008. She is the second female governor of Washington.

Chris O’Grady was raised in Auburn, Washington, by her mother, who worked as a short-order cook to support the family. After graduating from Auburn Senior High School, she attended the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech in sociology. She attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1977.

She went to work as an assistant attorney general in the office of state Attorney General Slade Gorton, a Republican. As an assistant attorney general, Gregoire concentrated on child-abuse cases, coordinating with social workers to get children removed from abusive family situations and placed with relatives or foster homes. Gregoire's first child, Courtney, was born in Spokane in 1979. Her second daughter, Michelle, was born in 1984. Michelle played soccer for Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and Governor Gregoire is proud to call herself a 'soccer mom'. She is a season ticket holder for Seattle Sounders FC.

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