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Construction is beginning on Washington’s newest state ferry, the Suquamish.
For about $5 per student in Washington’s public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child’s school was free of lead.
Spokane Public Schools is testing the water in all of its buildings in the wake of high lead levels discovered at several Tacoma schools, as the state looks at ways to reduce the metal in the environment.
The Spokane Public School District is testing the water in all of its buildings in the wake of high lead levels discovered at several Tacoma schools. The state agencies, meanwhile, are launching a coordinated effort with local health departments, schools and utilities to reduce the risk of lead poisoning from drinking water and other sources.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order to give those who have completed their prison terms more support once they’re back in their community. The order, signed Tuesday, directs several agencies with efforts related to reducing recidivism for recent prisoners.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed several sections of a bill aimed at improving operations at Western State Hospital, a state-run psychiatric facility.
With some line-item vetoes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the supplemental operating and capital budgets.
Lobbyists give the 2016 session a low grade. Campaign finance trial delayed. Bees coming to Capitol campus.
Grandson of longtime state legislator needed time to warm to Gov. Jay Inslee.
Governor Jay Inslee traveled to Spokane on Wednesday to celebrate vaisakhi, the holiest Sikh festival.
Lobbyists asked to grade the 2016 legislative session turn in some low marks.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee fired the head of Western State Hospital, the controversial mental health care facility from which two dangerous patients escaped last week.
Ron Adler, chief executive officer of Western State Hospital, is being replaced, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
OLYMPIA – Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law by running out the clock on Gov. Jay Inslee. Opponents of the alternative schools probably didn’t celebrate, but likely nodded in agreement, when some of their members announced a few days later they would challenge that law.
Fans of Washington’s public charter schools had reason to celebrate in the last week after the Legislature’s plan to keep them afloat with lottery money became law. Opponents probably didn’t celebrate, but likely nodded in agreement, when some of their members announced a few days later they’d challenge that law.
The success of this program hinges on DNR conducting its due diligence and working with weather forecasters to avoid smoke drifting into cities.
Washington workers banned from most government travel to Mississippi
Washington employees were banned from most government-related travel to Mississippi.
New laws cover suicide attempts, old school buildings, wood stoves in
TACOMA – In an effort address the rising numbers of homeless public school students in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Friday that aims to help reduce obstacles to their success in and out of class. House Bill 1682, signed at McCarver Elementary School, will create grant programs to add liaisons for the homeless in schools, as well as provide homeless students with rental assistance, transportation help, case management, emergency shelter and more.