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DACA attacks seem never-ending, advocate says

For 26-year-old Sarahi Gutierrez the struggle to wade through attacks on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals seems never-ending.


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Inslee extends economic ‘pause’ until July 28, warns of ‘risk’ of increased restrictions

OLYMPIA – The “pause” in Washington’s economic reopening will be extended for at least two more weeks as the state tries to stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Gov. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

‘They’ve got to do something, I guess’: Mask mandate met with mixed response in Spokane

About an hour after Gov. Jay Inslee announced all Washington residents will be required to wear face coverings in public effective Friday, all but a handful of people at the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

State officials: Reopening could stall or reverse unless people ‘take seriously’ masks, distancing

State health officials warned that the COVID-19 disease burden will continue to increase if communities do not take action, like wearing face coverings and adhering to the phased recommendations.


Washington governor retracts restaurant contact requirement

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state will not require restaurants to get customers’ contact information as initially planned as part of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

State ready to launch contact tracing initiative; testing plans in progress

The state’s COVID-19 response has launched a large contact tracing initiative, with increased testing plans in the works.


UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Crews return to existing homebuilding sites in Spokane County

Hammers have begun to fly again at residential constructions sites in Spokane County that were shut down by Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order to help prevent the spread of the …


Ed Chung and Brett L. Tolman: Inslee’s targeted prison releases will make Washington safer for everyone

In prisons and jails throughout the country, incarcerated people are sitting ducks when it comes to the dangers of COVID-19.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Trump, rejecting blame, warns governors to be ‘appreciative’

President Donald Trump is taking steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Warren talks health care, Inslee climate change in first debate

Ten Democrats compare and contrast on health care, climate change and Afghanistan in first presidential candidate debate.


Montana congressman confronts Inslee over coal-fired power

Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is accusing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee of “extinguishing” the livelihoods of residents in a Montana town by seeking to ban coal-fired electricity in his state.


Inslee’s security unit expanded amid presidential bid

The taxpayer price tag for Gov. Jay Inslee’s White House ambitions is escalating, as the Washington State Patrol plans to nearly double the size of his traveling security detail at …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee in Austin, Texas, calls on rivals to scrap filibuster

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on a campaign stop in Austin, Texas, said the U.S. Senate’s filibuster stands in the way of progress on climate change and should be abolished.


Washington legislative preview: Issues to watch in the coming months

Washington legislators return to Olympia on Monday expecting more money to flow into state coffers than ever before, but with demands to spend even more.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

Former Vice President Joe Biden and several nationally known senators are commanding most of the attention in Democrats’ early presidential angling, but there are several governors and mayors eyeing 2020 …


Gov. Inslee will travel to Nevada on Saturday as presidential exploration continues

Gov. Jay Inslee plans a political trip to Nevada on Saturday as he continues to explore a possible 2020 run for president.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Washington governor, N.Y. mayor push expanded health coverage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage.


Inslee unveils $675 million plan to reverse crisis in Washington’s mental-health system

Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday released a plan that would radically reshape the care of patients.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans Tuesday for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.


Gov. Jay Inslee raises money for possible White House bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s new political action committee has reported $112,500 in donations as the Democrat gears up for a possible presidential run.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee is raising money to explore presidential run

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is taking steps toward a presidential bid, forming a federal political-action committee and soliciting money he could use to travel to early 2020 primary and caucus …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee’s out-of-state trips strain budget of Washington State Patrol security detail

In the past fiscal year, the State Patrol’s Executive Protection Unit overshot its $2.6 million budget allotment by $400,000, with overtime and travel accounting for 62 percent of the higher-than-budgeted …


Orca survival may be impossible without Lower Snake River dam removal, scientists say

Leading killer-whale scientists and researchers are calling for removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River and a boost of water over the dams to save southern resident killer …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Washington state to fight Trump’s coal plant plan

Washington state plans to sue the Trump administration over its proposal to dismantle pollution rules that would have increased federal regulation of emissions from coal-fired power plants, Gov. Jay Inslee …


Will we now commit to saving the Northwest’s orcas? A task force meets Tuesday

A task force on orca recovery, convened by Gov. Jay Inslee, will meet Tuesday in Wenatchee for the first time since the whales riveted the world’s attention, adding poignant urgency …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Washington governor declares wildfire state of emergency

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in the entire state due to wildfire threats.


Inslee meets with Yakima Valley tree fruit growers, says Trump’s aid program won’t do much for local industry

“They want trade, rather than aid,” Gov. Jay Inslee said after meeting with several members of the Yakima Valley tree fruit industry during an hour-long roundtable Wednesday at Zirkle Fruit …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

State board OKs Kittitas County solar farm; final decision up to Inslee

A state energy council on Tuesday, in a 5-1 vote, backed the permitting of a solar project that would spread across more than 200 acres of farmland in Kittitas County.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Nearly 175 asylum-seeking women, many separated from their children, held at SeaTac prison

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other elected officials gathered Saturday outside a federal prison in SeaTac to condemn the Trump administration’s practice of separating asylum-seekers from their children.