• How local counties are handling same-sex marriage applications


    Different counties in Western Washington have set different hours for handling the first applications from same-sex couples.


    Thurston and King counties will start taking applications at midnight, but only for couples chosen in a lottery.


    Pierce County's office will open at 6:30 Thursday morning.


    Snohomish County will open at the normal time, 9 a.m. on Thursday.


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