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17 min ago | Pridesource.com
Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state, state officials reported Wednesday.
Is racial profiling justified?
What's the best route to energy independence?
2 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
Rep. Chris Van Hollen talks at a news conference Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
3 hrs ago | Politico
CAN RYAN AND MURRAY HOLD THEIR BUDGET DEAL TOGETHER? A key test will come today as budget negotiators brief their caucuses on both sides of the Capitol.
7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
The agreement hammered out by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan would reverse some of the spending cuts currently in place under sequestration.
8 hrs ago | Turnto10.com
Rhode Island prison officials say the U.S. Justice Department has told the state Department of Corrections it intends to sue over what it calls unfairness to minority job candidates.
12 hrs ago | Politico
WASHINGTON'S BIG MOMENT - On the surface, the bipartisan budget agreement announced last night by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't seem like much.
A longtime financial markets leader called on federal regulators Tuesday to stiffen their spines and propose rules that would require everyone providing investment advice to act in the best interests of their clients.
Marijuana business license applications keep rolling in in Washington. The state Liquor Control Board says it has received 1,696 applications from people seeking permission to grow, process or sell cannabis under the new recreational marijuana law.
OCTOBER 17: Members of the bipartisan budget conference Sen. Jeff Sessions , Rep. Paul Ryan , Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Chris Van Hollen discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
NBCRightNow.com - The Washington State Department of Health has released the top baby names in Washington during 2012.
A run on weapons is proving too much for state regulators to keep up with, and it may be taxpayers who bail them out.
The news that longtime D.C. Democratic hand John Podesta will be joining the White House senior staff early next year swept through political Washington Monday night, waking up what had been a somewhat sleepy start to December so far.
The Washington State Department of Ecology has received an $11.25 million budget appropriation from the Washington State Legislature to reduce flood damage, risks and hazards statewide.
While it appears Congress is getting closer to reaching a long-term budget deal , Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and about 20 other GOP conservatives have sent a letter to push for another continuing resolution at sequester levels.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program.
If there's a chance - if we can break the fever, end the cycle, or just do enough to come up with any new metaphor for Washington dysfunction - this is the week it all has to come together.