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

Inslee wins gubernatorial race in Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Republican Rob McKenna Friday conceded the hotly contested race for governor of Washington state to Democrat Jay Inslee.

Washington, S.C. sue over Yucca Mountain

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 13 (UPI) -- Washington State and South Carolina have sued to keep the Obama administration from abandoning the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Washington to appeal felon voting decision

SEATTLE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Washington state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that the state's ban on voting by prison inmates is unconstitutional, officials said.

U.S. sees fewer smokers since settlement

SEATTLE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking dropped by roughly 28 percent during the decade since the landmark settlement with the U.S. tobacco industry was reached, officials say.

Justices urged to hear Hawaii land case

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Twenty-nine states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state ruling that prevents Hawaii from transferring lands that belonged to the monarchy.

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.

Proof of gasoline price gouging illusive

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Attorneys general in at least nine U.S. states are looking for evidence that current high gasoline prices are a result of price gouging.

Politician lists $2,161 wardrobe expense

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington State county councilman should be easy for his constituents to spot: he'll be the one wearing something from his $2,161 new wardrobe.

Washington governor nixes third term bid

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 (UPI) -- Washington State Gov. Gary Locke announced Monday he will not seek a third term next year, opting instead for more family time and "a normal life."

Robert "Rob" McKenna, (born October 1, 1962) is a Republican from Bellevue, Washington. He is the Attorney General of Washington and was elected in November 2004 for a term beginning in January 2005. He won re-election in November 2008 with over 59 percent statewide and over 53 percent in the heavily Democratic King County.

McKenna is a former student body president at the University of Washington and an Eagle Scout.

The son of an Army officer, McKenna was born in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He grew up at posts in Germany, Bangkok (Attended the International School Bangkok class of 1984), San Francisco and Kansas before his family settled in Bellevue, Washington when he was 14.

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