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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a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Washington state, where opponents have already begun a drive to have the law repealed.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.

Boeing deal offers surprises

SEATTLE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Union officials and officials at U.S. planemaker Boeing said a key component of a surprise contract agreement includes a commitment to work together.
Protesters greet Washington lawmakers

Protesters greet Washington lawmakers

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Protesters greeted lawmakers returning to Olympia, Wash., to begin a 30-day special session called to close a $2 billion gap in the state budget.

Feds raid 14 Washington medical pot shops

SEATTLE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said medical marijuana dispensaries raided in the Seattle area Tuesday were violating both federal and state laws.
Ex-Wash. Gov. Rosellini dies at 101

Ex-Wash. Gov. Rosellini dies at 101

OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Albert Rosellini, the son of Italian immigrants who served two terms as governor of Washington state, has died at the age of 101.

Wash. governor says no to third term

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 13 (UPI) -- Two-term Democratic Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Monday she will not run for a third term in 2012.
Washington state approves same-sex rights

Washington state approves same-sex rights

SEATTLE, April 6 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill saying the state will acknowledge same-sex marriages in other states as domestic partnerships, official said.

U.S. governors fret over budget trims

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Five days before the United States goes into a second year without a formal budget, state governors issued a bipartisan fiscal warning in Washington.

Court won't stay Washington execution

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 10 (UPI) -- Washington's governor Tuesday declined comment on the state supreme court's refusal to halt the state's first execution since 2001.
Governor flooded with calls about display

Governor flooded with calls about display

OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly's viewers tied up phone lines in the Washington governor's office Thursday with calls complaining about a holiday display.

N. Carolinians elect first female governor

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- North Carolinians elected their first woman governor Tuesday, elevating Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue to the office over Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.
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