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As soon as he could, Jim Rhoades rolled up the garage door that takes up an entire wall of Rock City Grill to take advantage of Washington state’s new guidelines loosening some COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants.
In a pre-recorded video shown to a virtual joint session of the Legislature, Inslee delivered his third inaugural address, touting big ideas, but little specifics, for moving the state through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The only thing lawmakers must do this session is pass a budget for the next biennium, but that won't be the only thing they discuss. Here's what to look out for this legislative session.
Sen. Patty Murray and all seven Democratic members of of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington are among those calling on Trump's cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Before slamming shut the book on 2020 – a year the numerical equivalent of perfect vision but which often made us wish we could close our eyes and keep them shut – Spin Control wants to keep with tradition and award some of the political and government highlights and lowpoints of 2020.
With Saturday's deadline for an extension of federal unemployment assistance expiring, Washington state will release one-time payments of $550 to eligible recipients, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday.
Two Washington churches that sought to challenge the state's restrictions on in-person worshipping have dropped their lawsuits in light of new guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Christ's Church of Mount Spokane filed a lawsuit in May alleging First Amendment violations in Gov. Jay Inslee's proclamation limiting attendance during the pandemic. Emboldened by the Diocese of Brooklyn's legal victory against the state of New York last month, and one by two churches seeking similar permission to worship in-person in Nevada, Christ's Church asked U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice last week to permit indoor gatherings exceeding Inslee's current restrictions.
More than a month since losing to Gov. Jay Inslee, Republican Loren Culp has continued to raise money with unsubstantiated claims of vote fraud.
The proposals include creating a new fund to help pay for improvements in public health programs long-term as well restructuring local public health jurisdictions statewide.
OLYMPIA – Don’t worry about bringing those reusable bags to the supermarket after New Year’s. The ban on single-use plastic bags has been put on hold.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s government would spend $57.6 billion over the next two years in its efforts to fight COVID-19, shore up the economy and clean up the environment, under plans released Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Washington students, particularly those younger than high school could soon be returning to the classroom.
Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative Democrats will renew a push for more state efforts to combat pollution and climate change with a series of initiatives in next year's legislative session.
OLYMPIA – A special panel of experts reviewing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has given its approval for use in Washington and three other western states, Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday.
Washington residents are being asked to continue precautions against COVID-19, and certain businesses are ordered to enforce limits or close, into the new year.
The U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday night blocked New York's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings, marking a shift in the court that could lead to similar decisions in lawsuits in other states but will likely leave Washington unaffected as of now.
In a news conference just two days before Thanksgiving, Inslee and other health officials again urged residents of the importance of not gathering, as hospitals may not be able to handle it.
While cases continued to climb in Spokane and the state had rolled back to tighter restrictions, Mount Saint Michael’s Academy was announcing ticket sales for three showings of their high school musical, Willy Wonka, Jr., according to the academy’s website as of Friday.
Amid backlash for new COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional economic support for businesses affected by closures.