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.

Wash. state approves same-sex marriage

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Opponents of a ballot measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state said Thursday they conceded the referendum will pass.

Washington governor's race still undecided

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Washington state's gubernatorial race was still too close to call Wednesday, the day after voters went to the polls, results showed.

Candidate stands by coarse language

SEATTLE, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Baumgartner, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Washington, declined to apologize for telling a reporter to "go [expletive] yourself."
Debris from Japan tsunami arriving sooner

Debris from Japan tsunami arriving sooner

SEATTLE, May 26 (UPI) -- Scientists and lawmakers say debris from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last year is reaching U.S. shores sooner than expected.
Cantwell urges oil spill cleanup upgrades

Cantwell urges oil spill cleanup upgrades

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Wednesday the government must require the oil industry to incorporate new technology into its spill response plans.

School raises money for convicted alumna

SEATTLE, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Catholic school convicted killer Amanda Knox attended in Seattle is raising money for her, school officials said.
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