Local Politics

Politics Should Washington lawyers be allowed to smoke pot? Should Washington lawyers be allowed to smoke pot?
Seattle attorney Kurt Boehl is happy to think he's contributing to the success of Washington's grand experiment in regulating marijuana by advising his clients on how to navigate the industry's legal complexities.
Politics Voters reject Eyman's 'Initiative on initiatives' Voters reject Eyman's 'Initiative on initiatives'
An "initiative on initiatives" that would make it easier to get measures on the ballot trailed in early returns as counties across Washington state started tallying ballots.
Politics Will state's legal marijuana taxes go to health care? Maybe not Will state's legal marijuana taxes go to health care? Maybe not
One selling point of Washington's new legal marijuana law was that a huge chunk of pot-related tax revenue would be devoted to health coverage for low-income residents. But it's not clear the money will go to health care after all.
Politics Cover Oregon woes could mean delays for Oregonians Cover Oregon woes could mean delays for Oregonians
Problems plaguing Oregon's new health insurance exchange are leading to concerns that some of the most vulnerable Oregonians may face a break in coverage if they don't enroll by a December 15 deadline.