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UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business as governor

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star.


Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor’s powers

A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers.


Washington governor: Trump ‘foolishness’ won’t affect plans

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday the state will move forward with efforts to promote clean energy and tackle climate change despite “foolishness” from President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Review shows Otter has achieved $1 billion in tax cuts

Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …


California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.


Republicans governorships rise to highest mark since 1922

Republican power in state capitols will be at its strongest levels in nearly a century when several newly elected governors take office next year.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

Inslee, Clinton still atop latest polls in Washington

The latest polling in Washington state shows incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee capturing more than 50 percent of voter support, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 17-point lead …


Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race

For decades, Democrats and Republicans have run for governor in Washington promising to be “the education governor.” This year is no different. If anything, there are times when the gubernatorial …


Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate

Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Bryant blasts Inslee over problems at mental hospital

Washington state gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant stood behind a table holding 25,000 keys on Wednesday and called on Gov. Jay Inslee to release reports on staffing and other problems at …


Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

State GOP files complaint over Inslee campaign ad that mentions Donald Trump


Judge denies Blagojevich’s bid to lighten 14-year sentence

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.


Spin Control: Figuring the governor’s primary, over the years

Is it fatal for an incumbent to be under 50 percent in the primary? Challengers could only hope.


Security for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tightened in wake of threats

After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown’s security detail.


Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the …


Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor

Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.


State schools superintendent Randy Dorn won’t run for governor

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Thursday he will not run for governor.


Maine Senate holds off on votes until snubbed senator seated

A spat over a snubbed state senator in Maine has escalated into a tit-for-tat standoff after the Republican-controlled Senate said Monday it will refuse to hold roll call votes until …


Effort to recall Michigan governor can move forward

A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.


Washington state Senate passes charter school law fix

The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.


Gov. Brown officially enters Oregon gubernatorial race

Gov. Kate Brown has officially placed herself in the running for Oregon’s gubernatorial election.


Idaho mulls fate of furnishings from never-used governor’s mansion

BOISE - There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell off the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion.


Eye on Boise: Incumbency not an election guarantee

BOISE – Political scientist Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs has dug up some interesting numbers in light of 1st District U.S. Rep. Raul …


Former governor Gardner, 76, dies

SEATTLE – When Gov. Booth Gardner first ran for the state’s highest office in 1984, many in Washington did not even know his name. That soon changed and he went …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

Democrat Inslee will be Washington governor

OLYMPIA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna is conceding defeat.


Inslee makes ad touting connections to East Side

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee is attempting to make points with Spokane voters with a new television commercial that touts his ties to Eastern Washington and features several local scenes. …


Inslee, McKenna propose tax tweaks

With state unemployment staying stubbornly above 8 percent and the economy on many voters’ minds, economic issues play a major part in the campaigns of Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat …


McKenna lays out schools plan

Washington could spend more money on its public schools and colleges by limiting the growth in other state expenses and changing the way some property taxes are collected, a gubernatorial …


Otter’s schedule shows fewer hours, less travel

Since his landslide re-election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is spending significantly less time in the office. Otter, 69, typically doesn’t show up at the office Mondays, instead scheduling “general office …


Locke confirmed as envoy to China

Gary Locke, the former two-term governor of Washington and current U.S. commerce secretary, was confirmed Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate unanimously approved the appointment of …