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Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington state will not seek reelection

SEATTLE (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Norm Dicks, a Democrat from Washington state known for supporting airplane manufacturer Boeing and his region’s military bases, said on Friday he will not seek reelection. The 18-term Congressman said in a statement he and his wife, Suzie, have “made the decision to change gears…

Washington lawmakers introduce bill condemning NDAA

Five Republican lawmakers from Washington state have introduced legislation that condemns the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 for controversial measures regarding the detainment of terrorism suspects, according to the Tenth Amendment Center. The $662 billion defense spending bill contained a controversial section that required terrorism suspects to be…

Washington state to legalize same sex marriage

After obtaining the 25 votes required for passage, the state of Washington appears ready to legalize same sex marriage. State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (D) said she would be the final vote and released a statement. “I know this announcement makes me the so-called 25th vote, the vote that ensures…

Washington state gay marriage proposal gets strong support

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill to legalize same sex marriage in Washington state, which gay rights groups hope will be the next state to approve nuptials after two-term governor Christine Gregoire announced her support. The bill was introduced in the Democrat-controlled Senate…

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