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Sen. Mark Schoesler: Inslee and friends still haven’t gotten message on carbon fees and taxes

Repeated slap-downs by voters haven’t persuaded Gov. Inslee and his allies to end their quest to force Washingtonians to swallow costly new energy policies.


Spin Control: Will a presidential run interfere with governor duties?

Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.


Beto O’Rourke: Being a white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have …


Native voting rights law signed

Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Inslee signs bill moving up presidential primary and forcing voters to declare parties

Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.


Spin Control: Washington Democrats may not use presidential primary to award delegates

Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Gun dealers must follow gun control initiative, Inslee and Ferguson warn

Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Inslee says he welcomes super PAC help in presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he welcomed the support of a super PAC even as many fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them, voicing concern that they …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Washington presidential primary heads to March

The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.


GOP stalls energy bill vote, gives Inslee a win

Senate Republicans’ maneuver gave Gov. Jay Inslee a win just as he was announcing his run for president.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

What the national media is saying about Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential bid, climate platform

Most national pundits questioned Friday whether the Democratic governor’s singular focus on combating global climate change would be enough to make waves in an already-crowded field.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Timeline: Jay Inslee’s political career started in 1985

A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

Who’s more likely to be the next president: Tom Brady or Jay Inslee? Betting sites place the odds as long for both.

The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Inslee’s in the 2020 White House race and he’s headed to Iowa

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Jay Inslee is running for president. Here’s what he brings to the Democratic field.

Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Washington could sue over Trump’s national emergency order

Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Washington Senate passes death penalty repeal bill

The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

Trump State of the Union reviews from McMorris Rodgers, Fulcher, Murray, Inslee, Crapo and Risch

Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.


Many state elected officials in line for double-digit raises

Salary commission schedules pay raises for many elected officials.


Changes to lethal force law signed

Changes to deadly force statutes signed into law.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Lisa Brown picked by Inslee to lead state Commerce Department

Lisa Brown named director of the state Department of Commerce.


The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try

Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Local lawmakers see end to shutdown with Trump announcement, remain at odds on wall funding

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they hoped the deal would ease the suffering for the state’s thousands of federal workers, they do not see eye-to-eye on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

State of Washington offers unemployment benefits to all federal workers hit by shutdown

Federal workers in Washington who are on the job but not being paid during the partial government shutdown are now eligible for unemployment benefits.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Eyeing 2020, Jay Inslee pitches himself as climate candidate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that’s home to the nation’s first presidential primary. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s free tuition plans get hearing

Legislature considers Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposals to offer free tuition to low-income students.


Jay Inslee: Next president must make climate change top priority

The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:45 a.m.

Jerry Brown warns Washington lawmakers: climate change will get worse

Former Gov. Jerry Brown joins Gov. Jay Inslee in lobbying legislators for new laws to fight climate change.