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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

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, 11:03 p.m.

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, 9:29 p.m.

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, 8:15 p.m.

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, 9:12 p.m.

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, 10:35 p.m.

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, 7:39 p.m.

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, 9:21 p.m.

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, 10:07 p.m.

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, 4:19 p.m.

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, 6:52 p.m.

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, 9:14 p.m.

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.


Inslee calls Canada pipeline ‘profoundly damaging,’ fears for orcas in surprise deal

An unprecedented deal between the Canadian federal government and Houston-based Kinder Morgan to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline poses grave risks for the critically endangered southern-resident killer- whale population, and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Former ambassador new head of Employment Security Department

Gov. Jay Inslee has named former Ambassador Suzi LeVine as the new head of the Employment Security Department.


Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to Bill Maher: ‘We’ve got the best weed’

Washington state has been a leader in legalizing the use of marijuana, both medicinally and recreationally. But Gov. Jay Inslee would like you to know the Upper Left also is …


Inslee tags county for tax breaks, investment

Seven Clark County communities were dubbed “Opportunity Zones” by the governor’s office Friday, positioning them for more investment – although it is unclear when.


This Kennewick man died far too young. The governor noticed his final act

It’s been more than a year since Justin Elzinga’s sudden and untimely death. But the 20-year-old Kennewick man known for his infectious smile and loving spirit continues to do good …


Gov. Inslee sticks up for Amazon as Trump tweets continue

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday took to Twitter, President Donald Trump’s preferred medium, to stick up for Amazon after the president’s latest online critique of the Seattle company.


Inslee signs controversial union bill

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has sided with public-sector unions in a showdown with Republicans and anti-labor groups by approving a controversial bill that will alter the contracting structure of home …


Prisoner mistakenly released early sues over rearrest

A man who was released early from a Washington state prison due to a software glitch is suing the Department of Corrections, saying his re-arrest three years later to serve …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Washington governor to roll out measures to protect orcas

With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed an executive order directing state agencies to take immediate and longer-term …