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State files request for aid from storm damage

Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.


Gonzaga professor Tod Marshall named Washington’s poet laureate

Tod Marshall, a Spokane poet and professor at Gonzaga University, has been named Washington’s state poet laureate by Gov. Jay Inslee. His two-year term kicks off on Feb. 1. He …


Gov. Jay Inslee orders more state data on gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered state agencies to come up with more data on gun deaths and determine whether people violating the state’s background check law are being prosecuted.


Inslee to unveil initiative to fight gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee to announce an initiative on gun safety and mental health Wednesday.


Jon Snyder: Departing city councilman hopes to return to Spokane someday

An exit interview with Jon Snyder


Editorial: Fish v. students: fish always lose

Shuffling transportation projects in response to latest accidents a bad way to set transportation policy.


Washington Senate leader pushes for funds to upgrade roads near WSU

The leader of the Washington State Senate would like more state funds to improve rural roads leading to Washington State University in Pullman.


Spin Control: Before you forget 2015 politics, how much of it do you remember?

Spin Control looks back at some political highlights and lowlifes of 2015


Computer error freed 3,200 inmates early since 2002

A computer programming error allowed some 3,200 inmates out of prison before their sentences were up.


Inslee wants teacher raises, tax changes in 2016 budget

Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2016 budget proposal, which would raise teacher salaries and close four tax loopholes.


Impeachment pending, Washington Auditor Kelley returns to office

State Auditor Troy Kelley ends his voluntary leave of absence, returns to work in the face of an impeachment resolution.


Inslee wants state to trade pollution credits with Canada, buy more electric cars

Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.


Spin Control: Fighting over initiatives is premature

New initiatives have interesting ideas, but aren’t serious yet.


Sue Lani Madsen: As Syrian refugee crisis brews, remember ISIS doesn’t play by the rules

As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.


Storm damage prompts state of emergency

Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.


Editorial: Blocking refugees because of Paris attack wrong

Syrian passport found near terrorist becoming an excuse for halting refugee processing.


Federal screening of refugees strong, Inslee says

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is confident federal screening of refugees will protect state.


Planned Parenthood in Washington doesn’t sell fetal tissue, state investigation says

Allegations that Planned Parenthood might be selling fetal tissue or performing illegal “partial birth” abortions aren’t true, Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells legislators.


Syrian refugees: Inslee says yes, Otter no

Washington won’t try to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

FEMA: No federal aid to Washington homeowners burned out by wildfires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.


Inslee strikes down cougar hunting quota increase

Reacting to an appeal filed by eight wildlife-protection groups, Gov. Jay Inslee has struck down increases in cougar hunting quotas approved this year by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015

Eight counties, Colville Tribe getting disaster aid for wildfires

Some counties and the Colville tribe will get disaster aid to cover part of the costs of this summer’s historic wildfires.


Editorial: I-732 promises politics-neutral carbon tax solution for Washington

A carbon tax in Washington makes a lot of sense, especially the revenue-neutral plan touted by CarbonWA, a nonpartisan, grass-roots organization that is well on its way to gathering enough …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015

Spin Control: Inslee not up-to-speed on ‘Twilight’ setting

You can’t really link ‘Twilight’ to global climate change.


Inslee: Look for ways to cut gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to find ways to reduce gun violence but doesn’t have a specific proposal yet.


Inslee open to special session if schools plan emerges

OLYMPIA – A fourth special session of the Washington Legislature could be called for mid-November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools and their financing. Gov. Jay Inslee said …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015

Special session possible on school issues

OLYMPIA — The Legislature could hold a special session starting in mid November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools. But Gov. Jay Inslee said he’ll only call one …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015

Inslee takes lawmakers to task over Ex-Im bank

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. …


Charter schools Q&A: Impact of ruling will take time to sort out

After a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday that charter schools are unconstitutional, there were many questions about the future of those schools and their students. Not all those questions …


Earthquake, tsunami preparation advice offered by Japan

Japan will help Washington state prepare for “the big one” – a possible rupture of a geologic fault along the Pacific Coast that would cause a massive earthquake and tsunami. …