Stories tagged: Jay Inslee
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature
New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 11:08 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: As Syrian refugee crisis brews, remember ISIS doesn’t play by the rules
As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Storm damage prompts state of emergency
Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Blocking refugees because of Paris attack wrong
Syrian passport found near terrorist becoming an excuse for halting refugee processing.
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
Federal screening of refugees strong, Inslee says
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is confident federal screening of refugees will protect state.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
Planned Parenthood in Washington doesn’t sell fetal tissue, state investigation says
Allegations that Planned Parenthood might be selling fetal tissue or performing illegal “partial birth” abortions aren’t true, Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells legislators.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 12:13 p.m.
Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no
Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:28 p.m.
FEMA: No federal aid to Washington homeowners burned out by wildfires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 6:14 p.m.
Inslee strikes down cougar hunting quota increase
Reacting to an appeal filed by eight wildlife-protection groups, Gov. Jay Inslee has struck down increases in cougar hunting quotas approved this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:21 p.m.
Eight counties, Colville Tribe getting disaster aid for wildfires
Some counties and the Colville tribe will get disaster aid to cover part of the costs of this summer’s historic wildfires.
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015, midnight
Editorial: I-732 promises politics-neutral carbon tax solution for Washington
A carbon tax in Washington makes a lot of sense, especially the revenue-neutral plan touted by CarbonWA, a nonpartisan, grass-roots organization that is well on its way to gathering enough …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 11:23 p.m.
Spin Control: Inslee not up-to-speed on ‘Twilight’ setting
You can’t really link ‘Twilight’ to global climate change.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 1, 2015, midnight
Inslee: Look for ways to cut gun violence
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to find ways to reduce gun violence but doesn’t have a specific proposal yet.
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015, midnight
Inslee open to special session if schools plan emerges
OLYMPIA – A fourth special session of the Washington Legislature could be called for mid-November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools and their financing. Gov. Jay Inslee said …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015, 2:52 p.m.
Special session possible on school issues
OLYMPIA — The Legislature could hold a special session starting in mid November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools. But Gov. Jay Inslee said he’ll only call one …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015, 9:57 a.m.
Inslee takes lawmakers to task over Ex-Im bank
OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, midnight
Charter schools Q&A: Impact of ruling will take time to sort out
After a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday that charter schools are unconstitutional, there were many questions about the future of those schools and their students. Not all those questions …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, midnight
Earthquake, tsunami preparation advice offered by Japan
Japan will help Washington state prepare for “the big one” – a possible rupture of a geologic fault along the Pacific Coast that would cause a massive earthquake and tsunami. …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, midnight
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse criticize Inslee on carbon efforts
OLYMPIA – Two Republican members of Congress from Eastern Washington think it’s great their Democratic governor is helping to boost foreign trade, but they want him to back off on …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015, midnight
Obama orders federal help for state, local firefighting
President Barack Obama ordered federal aid to state and local agencies fighting wildfires in Washington. In signing an emergency declaration Friday morning, Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, midnight
Inslee, U.S. senators promise push for federal funds as fires top 400,000 acres
CHELAN, Washington – With smoke filtering the summer sun and flags at half-staff to honor three firefighters killed near Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee and other top elected officials pledged state …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 5:12 p.m.
Inslee: ‘A match in a box full of fuses’
CHELAN, Washington — Gov. Jay Inslee and members of the state’s congressional delegation are getting a full briefing this morning from fire commanders battling blazes around Central and Eastern Washington.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, midnight
Twisp blaze kills three firefighters as towns evacuate
WINTHROP, Wash. – Three firefighters were killed and four others injured Wednesday as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the deaths in …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Firefighters were overtaken by fire after vehicle crash
WINTHROP, Wash. - The U.S. Forest Service closed a large chunk of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River drainage Wednesday due to a forecast of hazardous fire weather and because …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, midnight
State Supreme Court stands firm in dispute with Legislature over education funding
OLYMPIA – Enough already with promises to fix the state’s schools, the state Supreme Court told the Legislature on Thursday. Until the Legislature establishes a concrete plan, it’ll cost the …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Inslee missteps in ditching clean-water standard
Last summer, Gov. Jay Inslee released a pragmatic plan to update the state’s clean-water standards. Friday, he walked away from the solution that was three years in the making and …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, midnight
State’s clean water rules update postponed for reassessment
OLYMPIA – A major rewrite of the state’s clean water rules was put on hold Friday as Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the Department of Ecology to “reassess” the plan he …
Wed., July 29, 2015, midnight
Inslee to avoid ‘poison pill’ with tougher enforcement of existing laws
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee believes he’s found a way to cut carbon pollution without activating a “poison pill” that would cut state money for mass transit, bike and pedestrian …
Sun., July 19, 2015, midnight
Spin Control: Governor’s actions seal legislative action
Although the Legislature left town July 9, the true end of the session came Wednesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed the last three of the 363 bills lawmakers managed to …
Thu., July 16, 2015, midnight
Transportation package goes into effect
A package of transportation bills that includes an 11.9 cent gasoline tax increase and about $16 billion worth of projects around the state became law Wednesday. The first 7 cents …