ENG: Christine O'Grady "Chris" Gregoire (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. Gregoire is also the National Governors Association chairwoman for the 2010-2011 term.
Early life and career
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 ...
n a continuation of the controversy surrounding medical marijuana, Washington State Governor, Christine Gregoire, kept her word and vetoed most of the presented bill. The bill was intended to help cure the vague laws concerning the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana in Washington State by requiring the health department and the agricultural department to step in and create regulations. Citizens in the state approved the use of medical marijuana by vote in 1998.
As it stands it is legal per Washington State law for medical users to have 15 plants or 24 ounces in their ...
OLYMPIA - Juan Garcia, WSU Extension educator based in Adams County, was appointed to the Commission on Hispanic Affairs by Gov. Christine Gregoire on Aug. 27.
Garcia said one of his main goals is to raise awareness of the effects of policies and procedures created in Olympia on rural communities in eastern Washington because the effects can differ greatly from those in western Washington. For example, he said changes to funding for educational and social-service programs may have a detrimental effect on certain rural communities in which there are higher populations of children ...
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Amtrak high-speed trains like this one in Boston could one day run from California to Vancouver. (SignalIPAD)
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire promise to get moving on a high-speed train that could transport passengers far down the U.S. west coast.
"We hope it will go not just from Vancouver to Portland, but on to California," Gregoire said in a joint news conference in Vancouver Wednesday.
Washington state has already won a $600 million grant from the U.S. government to amp up their rail line from Oregon through Seattle, and ...
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Washington Passes Law to Curb Sex Trafficking
Even as Washington State’s governor last week signed into law a bill intended to stop child sex trafficking, its supporters wondered how effective it would be.
Gov. Christie’s Misguided and Intolerant Veto
As promised, the New Jersey governor vetoed his state’s same-sex marriage bill, but that does not change the message of intolerance or lessen the pain for gay residents and their families.
Washington State Has a History of Women in Government
The past eight years have been the only time in the nation’s history when a state’s governor and two United States senators were women.
Efforts Undo Budget Cuts Set for Air National Guard
In combat zones, National Guard units generally take their orders from active duty commanders. Not so in Washington. For two months, the Air National Guard, with the help of governors from every state, has been battling the active duty Air Force over proposed budget cuts that would have trimmed the Guard's force by more than 5,000 people and more than 200 aircraft.