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Agency director leaving

Results Washington director to step down. Interim replacement is former Spokesman-Review reporter Rich Roesler

Inslee declares state of emergency

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wildfires in Eastern Washington. The proclamation directs state agencies to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected local governments in responding to and recovering from the fires, calls for staff at the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate state firefighting efforts and allows the use of the Washington National Guard if local jurisdictions need more resources, according to a governor’s news release.

Inslee to get briefing on area fires

Gov. Jay Inslee will visit the operation center Tuesday morning for a briefing on the fires burning in Spokane and around Eastern Washington.

Gary Crooks: Quiet panic behind school funding debate

Plan after plan has been agreed upon over the years only to fall apart when it came to time to screw up the courage and find the funding. Last session, the Legislature agreed on a plan to make plan to do just that. Now Bryant is a man with a plan for a plan.

Today’s unusual campaign Tweet

Bill Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign has superimposed Gov. Jay Inslee in a strange place.

$300 million silicon smelter plan promises jobs in Usk

Usk was chosen as the site for a proposed silicon smelter. The Canadian company will get state assistance to build a $300 million facility.

Bryant, Inslee clash on economy and schools in Spokane debate

Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant argue over education, the economy and the proposed Spokane Tribe casino project during their debate at Spokane Falls Community College.

Governor, secretary of state debates in Spokane Wednesday

Governor, secretary of state debates come to Spokane Wednesday.

In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.

Poll has bad news for Trump, Bryant in Washington

The latest version of The Elway Poll has Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump in Washington and Jay Inslee beating Bill Bryant. It also says supporting Trump can be a big negative with state voters. Meanwhile, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bryant won’t vote for Trump

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant says he won’t be voting for his party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

State GOP files complaint over Inslee campaign ad that mentions Donald Trump

Marijuana still has no medical value, DEA says

DEA says it won’t take marijuana off national list of most dangerous drugs.

DEA to WA: Pot has no medical uses

DEA rejects Washington request to reclassify marijuana for medical uses.

Gov. Inslee appoints Roger Millar as transportation secretary

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of Roger Millar as secretary of the state Department of Transportation.

Spin Control: Figuring the governor’s primary, over the years

Is it fatal for an incumbent to be under 50 percent in the primary? Challengers could only hope.

Odd election night math

Bill Bryant’s campaign came up with an interesting way to spin Tuesday night’s results.

It’ll be Jay Inslee vs. Bill Bryant in Washington governor race

It’s Inslee vs. Bryant for governor and likely Habib vs. McClendon for lieutenant governor as voters whittle down long lists of candidates seeking statewide office.

Bill Bryant kicks off 23-city tour in gubernatorial bid

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant is kicking off a 23-city tour across Washington state in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Bryant was starting the tour Tuesday in Port Angeles and will end it in Seattle on Aug. 2, the day of the state’s primary election.

Bryant on the air with TV ad ahead of primary

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant has released his first TV ad in his campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.