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UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Inslee announces strict visitation rules for nursing homes as COVID is found at nearly a dozen facilities

Washington has 267 confirmed COVID-19 cases in nine counties, including deaths tied to three long-term care facilities in the Seattle area.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

AP source: Inslee to ban large gatherings in Seattle area

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee plans to announce new policies to support workers and businesses impacted by the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Trump calls Inslee ‘a snake,’ disputes administration’s satisfaction with coronavirus control

A day after Vice President Mike Pence visited Washington and praised state officials for their response to the public health emergency, President Donald Trump said he didn’t agree and advised …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Pence offers praise, supplies, assurances to Inslee at ‘front lines’ of coronavirus fight

Vice President Mike Pence brought praise Thursday for the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, assurances of federal help and much needed supplies to aid in that effort.


Gov. Jay Inslee’s blunt advice to Pence on coronavirus: Stick to the science

The governor of Washington said the vice president called to thank his state for their efforts against the novel coronavirus – and got a blunt message back.


Gov. Jay Inslee’s blunt advice to Pence on coronavirus: Stick to the science

The governor of Washington said the vice president called to thank his state for their efforts against the novel coronavirus - and got a blunt message back.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Transportation projects paused by I-976 could restart soon as lawmakers near budget agreement

House and Senate leaders have plans to fill a $450 million hole in the state’s transportation budget created by the passage of Initiative 976, but warn it’s a stop-gap measure …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

High-capacity magazine ban dies, replacement filed

A proposal to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines in Washington died by not receiving a vote by a key deadline Wednesday evening, but gun-control advocates quickly reloaded with …


Shadle Park High School student gets nod from Gov. Jay Inslee for welding prowess

As Gov. Jay Inslee talked about apprenticeships and technical education during his State of the State speech, he turned toward Olivia Perkins and beckoned her to stand. “My dad thought …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Inslee signs B&O tax surcharge to pay for expanded college aid

A change in state tax law that will hit many professional firms and tech businesses while it helps to pay for Washington’s expanded college scholarship programs was signed Monday by …


Spin Control: Inslee gives, gets apples as Legislature starts up

Apples made their way into House chamber, State of the State address.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Washington Supreme Court allows caps on direct but not indirect greenhouse gas emissions

A state agency didn’t have the legal authority to order Washington utilities and oil refineries to come up with ways to reduce the pollution their products eventually emit when used …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Fight homelessness with a statewide response, Inslee tells lawmakers in State of State address

Homelessness is a statewide problem that needs a statewide response that includes prevention, rent assistance and housing, Gov. Jay Inslee told legislators today.


5 big issues the Washington Legislature will debate in 2020

Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.


Washington Legislative Preview 2020: Legislators, Inslee look to reduce homeless numbers

As the number of homeless individuals and families grows around the state, legislative leaders are looking to reduce those numbers with long-term solutions but don’t yet agree about immediate approaches.


Calls for Shea resignation continue but House leaders don’t have backup plan

Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Inslee repeated calls for Rep. Matt Shea to resign. But since he has said he won’t, their next step remains unclear.


Spin Control: This look at 2020 isn’t necessarily 20/20

All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.


Spin Control: Some mentions – honorable and dishonorable – for 2019

Before 2019 goes away, Spin Control marks its highlights and low lifes.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Snake River dam differences run deep, study finds

Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Inslee: Tap state reserves to fight homelessness; delay North Spokane Corridor work until July

Washington should tap its rainy day fund for some $319 million to help fight homelessness in communities around the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Inslee wants to tap reserve to address homelessness crisis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he wants to spend more than $300 million from the state’s emergency budget reserve to add 2,100 shelter beds and provide other help to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Raquel Montoya-Lewis named as first Native American to Washington Supreme Court

A Whatcom County Superior Court judge with extensive experience as a tribal judge to become first Native American on the Washington Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Fortunato bill would end sanctuary cities

Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.


Ecology director resigning

Washington Ecology Director Maia Bellon will resign at the end of the year, she announced Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Anti-tax initiative promoter says he’s running for governor

A career anti-tax initiative promoter who has been accused by the state attorney general of using campaign donations for his personal use has announced he’s running for governor.


Inslee can’t be recalled for travel, response to homelessness, court says

Washington Supreme Court throws out effort to recall Gov. Jay Inslee.


McMorris Rodgers blasts Inslee, dam study

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers takes another jab at a study of the Snake River dams supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

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.