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Jay Inslee as candidate intersects with Inslee as governor

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


Spin Control: Campaign season is about to start, officially

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


Laws to help shift mental health care to communities

New laws aim to move mental health care out of large institutions and into community settings.


Strippers to get safer workplaces under new bill

Strippers and other adult entertainment workers will get certain protections, including panic buttons in certain locations around their workplaces and a “black list” that bans dangerous customers under a new …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Laws to protect orcas with cleaner, quieter water, more salmon

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws to protect orcas.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Tattooing eyeballs to be illegal

For Washington residents who want to turn the whites of their eyes a different color, or add an eye-catching design, time is running out. And that’s a good thing, according …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Washington takes another step toward year-round daylight saving time

Year-round daylight savings time will happen in Washington, if Congress gives the OK.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 a.m.

‘Ghost gun’ ban, other firearms laws signed

New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.


Sue Lani Madsen: Road not taken – what didn’t pass in 2019

Once again, the Washington legislature adjourned without agreeing to pay its fair share of election costs. “Could have been worse, but still not a good session for local government. They …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Gov. Inslee’s national climate plan calls for banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2030

The plan relies heavily on federal regulatory action to swiftly transition the U.S. away from fossil fuels in the transportation, electricity and building sectors. It calls for a phaseout of …


New laws cover Gold Star license plates, marijuana in schools and robotic delivery

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on Gold Star family license plates, medical marijuana in schools and robot deliveries.


North Dakota, Washington state at odds over oil train rules

North Dakota officials are pressuring Washington’s governor to veto legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed.


New law allows supervision of car thieves after prison release

City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Protesters call for Inslee to veto measles vaccine bill

Governor Jay Inslee’s office receives an estimated 9,500 requests to veto the bill ending personal exemptions for the measles vaccine.


House OKs 100 percent clean energy in Washington by 2045

The Washington House passed a measure Thursday that seeks to eliminate fossil fuels like natural gas and coal from the state’s electricity supply by 2045.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips

Gov. Jay Inslee defends having state patrol security for his presidential campaign trips because “it’s the law.”


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee visits WSU to talk climate change, renewable energy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 presidential hopeful, says investing in the environment is critical now more than ever.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Inslee on CNN town hall next week

CNN town hall broadcast will feature Gov. Jay Inslee next Wednesday.



Sen. Mark Schoesler: Inslee and friends still haven’t gotten message on carbon fees and taxes

Repeated slap-downs by voters haven’t persuaded Gov. Inslee and his allies to end their quest to force Washingtonians to swallow costly new energy policies.


Spin Control: Will a presidential run interfere with governor duties?

Gov. Jay Inslee says he has no plans to resign his seat while running for president.


Beto O’Rourke: Being a white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have …


Native voting rights law signed

Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Inslee signs bill moving up presidential primary and forcing voters to declare parties

Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.


Spin Control: Washington Democrats may not use presidential primary to award delegates

Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Gun dealers must follow gun control initiative, Inslee and Ferguson warn

Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Inslee says he welcomes super PAC help in presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he welcomed the support of a super PAC even as many fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them, voicing concern that they …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Washington presidential primary heads to March

The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.