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Inslee to McMorris Rodgers: Don’t repeal Obamacare

Gov Jay Inslee asks Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to back away from plans to repeal Obamacare.

Inslee among Democratic governors warning Congress on Obamacare repeal

Democratic governors Wednesday warned top Republicans in Congress that repealing the Obama health care law would stick states with billions of dollars in costs for providing medical care to residents made newly uninsured.

Local educators praise Inslee’s funding plan, but express concerns about levy reductions

Some local educators are cautiously optimistic about the education funding plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, praising the increased funding but questioning whether the plan will be approved.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise taxes and funnel nearly $4 billion more into schools over the next two years

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils a plan to spend more for schools and pay for it with tax increases

Flags at half-staff Friday in honor of slain Tacoma police officer

Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at state agencies be lowered to half-staff Friday in memory of a Tacoma police officer killed in the line of duty Nov. 30.

Washington Sen. Andy Hill, Redmond Republican who led budget committee, dies of lung cancer at age 54

State Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.

Elway Poll: Advantage Clinton, Inslee, most Dems

The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.

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 over Republican Donald Trump.

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 candidates seem to be running for state school superintendent, a different office altogether.

Bryant offers more engaged leadership

Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he was governor, it’s a stretch to say he led the charge on any of those issues except for climate change, where he imposed carbon caps on certain industries after the Legislature failed to act. The economic revival is driven by the Seattle boom. The economy looks far different elsewhere. Inslee stumped for a transportation revenue package, but the heavy lifting was done at the legislative level.

Governor debate: Inslee and Bryant spar in 3rd contest

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.

‘Progress’ or ‘failed’? Inslee, Bryant debate issues

Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred Monday night over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.

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 the state’s largest psychiatric hospital.

Gonzaga hosting Senate debate as one of 4 statewide matchups

U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.

Right to peaceably assemble doesn’t guarantee clear message

Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.

Washington employees rally for higher wages

Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.

Unexpected visitor watches as state workers rally at Capitol

State workers rally for higher wages and better benefits in the Capitol Rotunda as GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bryant watches and chats with union members.

Spin Control: Spokane could have two holidays honoring Native Americans

Does Spokane need an Indigenous Peoples Day when the state already has Native American Heritage Day?

New oil train rule will give emergency responders advance notice of shipments

Emergency responders in Spokane and other Washington communities along oil train routes will start getting advance notice of shipments on Oct. 1.