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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

State looking to fight new immigration rules

Washington officials vowed to fight a new federal rule that would disqualify immigrants who use public benefits from obtaining a green card or visa, saying it could affect an estimated …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says

Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.


Hard to see why national media made a big deal out of Inslee’s glasses

National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

Inslee a winner or loser in debate? Depends on who was watching

Gov. Jay Inslee gets mixed reviews for his performance in Wednesday night’s debate.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Inslee gets more time in second Democratic debate, but did he get enough?

Jay Inslee got more time on camera in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. The question is whether he’ll get any time on camera in the next debate.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

New lineup, same challenge for Inslee in 2nd debate

In the second Democratic presidential candidate debate, Jay Inslee will face a new lineup but the same challenge.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Inslee raises $3 million in second quarter, trails better known candidates

Jay Inslee sits ninth in the large field of Democratic candidates for second quarter donations compiled by CNN.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Political dominoes in Washington waiting on Inslee’s decision

Political dominoes are lining up for Washington’s 2020 elections, waiting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision about whether to continue his presidential run before deciding which way they’ll fall.


Spin Control: Presidential debates are about donations as much as issues

Presidential candidates seem to use debates as a springboard for donations.


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.


AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday. A look at some …


Spin Control: Inslee has plenty to win or lose from upcoming debates

Gov. Jay Inslee may be among the candidates with the most to win, or lose, from the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee part of Democratic presidential debate on first night

Gov. Jay Inslee will share the stage with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Tim Ryan, former U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke and …


Spin Control: Gov. Inslee still pushing for climate debate

Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

State of Washington proposes new overtime pay rules

State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.


Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich challenges Gov. Jay Inslee over new immigration law

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he won’t follow the new state law on immigration status. Supports of the law say he’s misreading it.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

‘Gigantic expansion’ of Washington’s State Need Grant means free college for poorest students

Under a new system that raises taxes on about one-fifth of Washington businesses, many more low-income students will benefit from the State Need Grant – rebranded as the Washington College …


So many bills, so little time and space to report them

A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Gov. Inslee signs record state budget, new taxes to pay for it

Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Inslee shifts $175M from road projects to culverts

Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

Inslee ignores request to veto study of effects of possible Snake River dam breaching

Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.


Gov. Inslee declares drought for nearly half of Washington state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.


Washington workers to pay into fund to help with long-term care

Washington to set up special trust fund to help with long-term care costs by requiring payments from workers.


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

Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option.


Spin Control: Campaign season is about to start, officially

The candidates are in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun to sound.


Jay Inslee as candidate intersects with Inslee as governor

As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.