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Impeachment pending, Washington Auditor Kelley returns to office

State Auditor Troy Kelley ends his voluntary leave of absence, returns to work in the face of an impeachment resolution.

Inslee wants state to trade pollution credits with Canada, buy more electric cars

Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.

Updated: Kelley back in office to fight impeachment threat

Facing an impeachment resolution for an extended unpaid leave, State Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Tuesday.

Inslee wants state to trade pollution credits with Canada, buy more electic cars

Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.

Shuffling the deck in the gov’s office

OLYMPIA — Longtime Inslee aide Joby Shimomura stepping down, top communications guy David Postman moving up to chief of staff.

Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature

New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.

Sunday Spin: Initiatives as tactics

OLYMPIA – Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman and his detractors squared off recently in the Capitol, where the ingenuity of their latest ideas was overshadowed by doubts about their earnestness.

War of words over Syrian refugees

Gov. Jay Inslee tells lawmakers security to screen Syrian refugees is strong.

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.

GOP lawmakers want ‘pause’ on Syrian refugees

Washington shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees until the federal government convinces them it’s safe, a group of Republican state lawmakers said.

Washington storms prompt emergency declaration

Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration from Inslee.

Storm damage prompts state of emergency

Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.

Editorial: Blocking refugees because of Paris attack wrong

Syrian passport found near terrorist becoming an excuse for halting refugee processing.

Federal screening of refugees strong, Inslee says

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is confident federal screening of refugees will protect state.

Refugee screening strong enough to protect nation — Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee is confident federal screening of refugees will protect state.

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.

Inslee says yes to Syrian refugees, Otter says no

Washington will accept Syrian refugees but Idaho wants a better vetting process before they come.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t sell fetal tissue, Washington attorney general 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.

Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no

Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.

Halloween at the Gov’s mansion: Caped Crusader and sidekick

Gov. Jay Inslee and wife Inslee have picked out their costumes for Halloween.