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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Gov. Inslee celebrates reaching donor threshold, but it looks like a hollow victory

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has surpassed a milestone that his presidential campaign has been aiming at and emphasizing for weeks: He said he’s received contributions from more than 130,000 separate …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Presidential campaign keeps Washington governor out of state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic …


Spin Control: Inslee positioned pretty far to the right for the Democratic presidential debate

Gov. Jay Inslee will be off on the right wing Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential candidate debate. That’s where he’ll be on the television screen, not a prediction of …


Gov. Jay Inslee at WSU medical school: Primary care ‘fundamental’

Gov. Jay Inslee championed continued investment and expansion of WSU’s medical school during a campus visit Friday. Access to primary care must be improved nationwide and is key to health …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Governor, mayor salute 140th anniversary of Spokane’s oldest church

Spokane’s oldest church drew praise from Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor David Condon during its 140th anniversary celebration Sunday, and a crowd of several hundred people attended for hymns, a …


Jay Inslee hits 65,000 donors for his presidential campaign, meeting requirement for first debate

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign has surpassed 65,000 individual donors from across the country, all but guaranteeing him a spot in the first Democratic debate in late June.


2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in U.S.

Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign into law Monday a law that will make Washington the first state in the nation to offer a universally available public health insurance …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a path to the White House on the message of climate change, signed a measure Tuesday that makes his state the fourth in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

State budget scrimps on replacing salmon-blocking culverts

Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Rape kit backlog bill signed into law

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to eliminate a backlog of about 10,000 untested rape kits by December 2021.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

A growing number of missing and murdered Native American women are the focus of a Washington bill signed into law Wednesday amid concerns the victims’ cases are slipping between jurisdictional …


Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Wyoming governor vetoes coal-export terminal lawsuit bill

Wyoming governor vetoes bill that would have allowed state Legislature to sue the state of Washington over coal exports.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Democrats won back governor’s offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.


State Sens. Mark Schoesler, Shelly Short offer GOP perspective for upcoming legislative session

The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier …


Inslee wants 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday proposed an ambitious package of legislation to tackle climate change, including eliminating fossil fuels like natural gas and coal from the state’s electricity supply …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …


Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at second ‘Pints and Politics’ event July 30

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Western State Hospital is ‘like going into hell’

Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces emergency state funding for nonprofit providing immigration legal services

The additional $233,000 will bring total state funding for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to $1.2 million this year, as federal lawmakers and the president continue to grapple with the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee pushes rural broadband access, slams Trump on net neutrality and immigration

The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, …


State to pay for ballot postage to boost turnout

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Tuesday that Washington state will pay for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots in this year’s primary and general elections …


Gov. Inslee backs proposed carbon fee initiative

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is backing a new proposed ballot initiative that would charge a fee on carbon pollution.


Interests widen in legal fight over Columbia River coal-export terminal

Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks

Democrats urging more action to prevent gun violence will hold a press conference Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to call for expanded background checks and a ban …


Court blocks company’s attempt to restock Atlantic salmon

An Atlantic salmon farming company cannot restock a net-pen farm while it challenges Washington state’s termination of its license to operate, a judge has ruled.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Condon picks Matthew Antush as next Spokane Municipal Court judge

Matthew Antush was attending a Drug Court graduation Thursday when he received an important phone call. Antush walked out into the hallway and was instructed to call human resources to …