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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

World War II vet on tour with 50-state goal

World War II veteran with a goal of visiting very state and meeting each governor crosses Washington off his list.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at solar farm dedication in Lind

Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington.


Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.


Death penalty ruling anguishes Spokane Valley mother who lost daughter in 1996 attacks

Sherry Shaver felt some solace on the day in 1997 when a jury recommended capital punishment for the man who killed her daughter in Spokane Valley. But the ensuing 20 …


Other states watching I-1631, Inslee says

Other states are watching what Washington voters do on Initiative 1631, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee orders flags lowered to honor Sen. John McCain

State government offices were ordered to lower their flags to half-staff Monday and leave them there through the weekend to honor Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday.


Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes

Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Inslee says Shea shouldn’t be on task force; GOP leader says he’ll stay

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for Rep. Matt Shea to step down from the legislative Public Records Act task force, but the House’s top Republican says that’s not Inslee’s decision to …


Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Wildfires prompted emergency call for Guard help

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


GOP lawmakers want state to change provisions for union dues

As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit

U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Western State Hospital loses certification for federal money

Federal government says Western State Hospital still does not meet standards despite improvements.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Washington among states to sue over ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order will delay but not prevent a lawsuit from Washington and several other states over the practice of separating families who are detained …


‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington

Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.


State must replace hundreds more culverts to save salmon

U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …


Net neutrality ends nationwide, remains in Washington

Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Inslee heading to Iowa for Democratic fundraiser, prompting questions about a possible run for president

Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa next month as the keynote speaker for a fundraiser at a gathering of that state’s leading Democratic officials.


Legislature needs special session to make schools safer, senator says

Senate leader calls for special legislative session to improve school safety.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Voters can mail in primary, general election ballots for free

State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency level

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Inslee: Washington should base mental health facilities in communities around state

State should move to a system of community-based mental health facilities for patients committed by the courts, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Refugees, students and Marshallese health all make Inslee’s Spokane agenda

In a series of stops throughout the city Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee heard from refugees, the local Marshallese community, students concerned with gun violence in schools and students with a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Maria Cantwell and Heather Foley among speakers at local Democratic fundraiser April 27

Celebrating “The Year of the Woman,” local Democrats will hold their annual fundraiser at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on April 27 beginning at 5 p.m.


State DOL details cooperation with immigration officials

The Washington Department of Licensing has released details about how often it provided information to immigration authorities in the months before it changed its procedures for doing so.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7 p.m.

Gov. Inslee visiting Yakima to sign bill establishing ‘Cesar Chavez Day’

Martin Yanez remembers Cesar Chavez as a labor leader with the courage to admit he didn’t have all the answers to farmworkers’ problems. Francisco Malgof recalls a man who oozed …