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President Obama to Washington Democrats: Stay involved

SEATTLE – Campaigning for Gov. Jay Inslee and other Washington Democrats, President Barack Obama said the election is “too important to stay home.”

Obama in Seattle this week to raise money for Inslee

President Barack Obama will be the featured speaker at a Seattle campaign event for Gov. Jay Inslee this Friday.

Obama to attend Inslee fundraiser

President Barack Obama will speak at a fundraiser for Gov. Jay Inslee’s re-election campaign Friday in Seattle.

Gov. Inslee appoints McMillan as EWU student representative

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Ariel McMillan as the student representative to the Eastern Washington University board of trustees.

Inslee, Bryant agree to Spokane debate

Gubernatorial debate scheduled for Aug. 17 in Spokane.

Gubernatorial debate between Inslee, Bryant set for August

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican challenger, Bill Bryant, will face off in their first debate in August.

Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project

Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. The project has been opposed by downtown business interests as well as Spokane County leaders who have argued that the construction of a large commercial area near Fairchild Air Force Base could make the military base susceptible to closure. But the base never took a formal position on the issue, and supporters of the casino stressed that the project would create well-paying jobs for tribal members and other and boost the local economy.

It’s Washington Shellfish Week. Celebrate appropriately.

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed June 4-11 Washington Shellfish Week. Offer your favorite pearl of wisdom.

Inslee asked to increase water for Spokane River

Environmental groups are asking Gov. Jay Inslee to increase the summertime flows of the Spokane River, to improve recreation and to maintain the scenic falls in the middle of the city.

Obama coming to Seattle next month for Inslee event, state Dems say

State Democratic Party officials say that President Barack Obama will be in Seattle next month for a private fundraiser for Gov. Jay Inslee.

Republican Bill Bryant to challenge Jay Inslee for governor

Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.

Seattle to clear out long-standing ‘Jungle’ homeless camp

Seattle and state officials on Tuesday announced plans to move people out of the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle, four months after the fatal shooting of two people raised new concerns about public safety and health issues there.

Washington candidates make it official this week

Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.

Washington already protects transgender students, Inslee says

Washington schools had policies to ensure transgender children feel safe even before the federal government issued its rules, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.

State schools superintendent Randy Dorn won’t run for governor

Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Thursday he will not run for governor.

Washington will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75

The state decided Wednesday it will not raise the speed limit to 75 mph along rural portions of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington.

Construction of newest Washington state ferry begins

Construction is beginning on Washington’s newest state ferry, the Suquamish.

Lead testing at Washington schools inconsistent

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 schools testing water for 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.

Spokane schools test water, state agencies look to cut lead risks

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.