Gov. suspends accepting Arkansas parolees

OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Washington's governor said her state won't accept Arkansas parolees until an interstate pact is reviewed and she is assured Arkansas lives up to its duties.

Lawyers in Detroit suit could be disbarred

DETROIT, May 21 (UPI) -- Five lawyers involved in an $8 million settlement between Detroit and two whistle-blowing police officers could lose their licenses to practice.

Washington expands civil union rights

SEATTLE, May 19 (UPI) -- Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed legislation that expands the rights available to same-sex couples in civil unions in Washington state.

3 governors visit troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Three U.S. governors, Jon Corzine of New Jersey, Christine Gregoire of Washington and Rick Perry of Texas, were in Iraq meeting soldiers Tuesday.

Thief convicted of 3rd strike may be freed

OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board recommended release Thursday for a purse snatcher sentenced to life under the state's three strikes law.

Dems to drop Sopranos theme from ad

SEATTLE, June 26 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington state say they will remove the theme from "The Sopranos" from a video attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi.

Republicans want probe of Wash. gambling

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 17 (UPI) -- Republican leaders in the Washington Legislature want an investigation into Gov. Christine Gregoire's negotiations on tribal gambling.

Washington state overhauls counselor field

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 26 (UPI) -- A new state law in Washington will strip 18,000 counselors of their credentials, officials said.

Washington AG calls for tort reform

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 20 (UPI) -- Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday that lawsuits against the state are taking taxpayer dollars away from state programs.

Analysis: States fall into line on REAL ID

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- All but six states have complied with federal requirements to seek an extension of the deadline they face for implementing more secure driver licenses for U.S. citizens or legal residents only under the REAL ID Act.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Fired atty: Gonzales could face charges

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may face criminal prosecution, fired former U.S. attorney John McKay said in Spokane, Wash.

Law may ban texting while driving

SEATTLE, April 22 (UPI) -- A state lawmaker in Washington is closing in on reaching her goal of banning motorists from sending or reading text messages while driving.

Education officials eye math standards

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Education officials in several U.S. states, including Washington, Utah and Florida, are reexamining the math standards imposed on students. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire has ordered her state's Board of Education to create new math standards to keep

Flooding plays havoc along U.S. West Coast

SEATTLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- All of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington was under flood warnings or watches Tuesday as six days of heavy rain caused evacuations and accidents.

China's Hu Jintao keeps Seattle hopping

SEATTLE, April 19 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao began his second day of a state visit in Seattle Wednesday after promoting the 2008 Olympics and having dinner with Bill Gates.
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Christine Gregoire
Sen. Barack, Obama, (D-IL), battling Clinton for the Democratic nomination, and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (R) wave to the crowd at a "Stand for a Change" rally at Seattle's Key Arena on February 8, 2008. Gregoire announced her endorsement for Obama at the rally. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

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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