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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Harrington mayor helps Gov. Jay Inslee pitch state funds to close broadband ‘gaps’

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Inslee tax plan draws critics, supporters in budget hearing

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Republicans question motive, cost of Inslee proposals

Republicans say Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech was long on new programs without saying how to pay for them.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Inslee: Climate is state’s most ‘imminent threat’

Washington should fight climate change as well as improve schools and the mental health system, Gov. Jay Inslee tells Legislature.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

With events planned across the country, Inslee insists Washington will continue to have his full attention

Gov. Jay Inslee pushed back Thursday against suggestions he won’t have his full attention on Washington when the Legislature starts next Monday.


Spin Control: What’s in store for 2019? Maybe this. Maybe not.

With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.


Jennifer Rubin: Watch out for these two Democrats with gubernatorial experience

A competent governor from the center-left might be a welcome alternative to President Chaos.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Inslee offers online pardon process for some pot convictions

Washington residents with a single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction can request a pardon online.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over Alamo Bowl showdown between Cougars, Cyclones

The governors of Iowa and Washington are making a tasty wager over which football team will win the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Spin Control: Petition for Trump to stop I-1639 runs out of time

Petition for President Donald Trump to stop Initiative 1639 runs out of time.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Inslee task force would study possible dam breaching to help salmon, orcas

A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Gov. Inslee proposes major spending boost, new capital gains tax

Gov. Jay Inslee will ask the Legislature for an extra $9.7 billion in spending in the state’s main budget over the next two years to pay for improvements to public …


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.


Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

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


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 …


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 …