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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Board of Health approves ban on flavored vaping products

Health officials in Washington state have formally adopted a temporary ban of the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over a lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people.


Washington falls slightly in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard rankings

While Gov. Jay Inslee’s emphasis on combating climate change has helped the state land at the No. 10 spot on the list last year, the ranking represented a slight fall …


Climate change group not happy with Inslee

Not all groups fighting climate change are fans of Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Inslee issues executive order banning flavored vaping products

In a press conference in Seattle on Friday, Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order issuing an emergency ban against flavors for nicotine and cannabis vaping products. The order cannot …


Spin Control: Competition to be the 51st star in the American flag

For a brief moment, it seemed like U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib had something in common with state Rep. Matt Shea.


Gov. Jay Inslee endorses Ben Stuckart, while Nadine Woodward bolsters support among business, law enforcement groups

A range of groups, elected officials and defeated candidates are lining up behind the two candidates running for mayor of Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall

Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.


Students activists to be focus of Spokane climate strike Friday, even with Inslee on hand

The Spokane climate strike will start at noon on Friday at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. Students will share speeches and poetry at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place outside …


Editorial: Washington needs a new governor, not four more years of Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee has been a fixture in state politics for three decades. Now that his second term as governor nears its end and his run for the Democratic presidential …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Legislators sue Inslee over vetoes in transportation bill

The transportation budget passed unanimously in both houses. In an even rarer show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers announced Thursday they will file suit in Thurston County …


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.


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.


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: 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.