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Hill says Washington’s two-year revenue will be $3 billion higher, so no tax hike needed

OLYMPIA – Telling myths from truths may be a major challenge in Washington’s upcoming legislative session. Sen. Andy Hill, the Republican who heads the Ways and Means Committee, insisted Thursday …


Spin Control: A pundit’s political portending

As it does most years, Spin Control looks into the crystal ball for the first Sunday of 2015 to predict the year ahead. Regular readers might have the feeling they’ve …


Spokane’s MAC considering return to not-for-profit

After another “flat” budget proposal from the state, leaders at Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture say it’s time for the institution to cut most formal ties with Olympia. …


Spin Control: Inslee’s medical metaphors fall short

OLYMPIA – Before we know it, the legislative session will be on us, and with it the kind of rhetoric that can make one pause. Legislators rarely are constrained by …


Washington Gov. Inslee’s budget proposal boosts school spending

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a budget proposal that would spend $2.3 billion more for public schools, strengthen mental health and child welfare systems, boost parks and implement tougher …


Inslee carbon tax plan would help complete North Spokane freeway

SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. The …


Inslee’s proposed carbon tax would extend North Spokane freeway

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.


Gov. Jay Inslee to seek $1 billion in tax hikes in two-year budget

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget proposal for the next two years will include a request for $1 billion or more in higher taxes along with some program cuts, a …


Editorial: With Washington roads in poor shape, tax breaks need scrutiny

A dual-motor Tesla Model S can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. Even better, the Model S and its hefty price tag can reach the Washington treasury at …


Aero-Flite moving four airplanes to West Plains, creating 50 new jobs

A company that flies and maintains tankers that fight wildfires around the country will make its new home at Spokane International Airport. Aero-Flite Inc. will move four airplanes from Arizona …


Two Washington liquor board members leaving

OLYMPIA – Two of the three members of the state board that oversees Washington’s liquor and marijuana laws will step down early next year. That includes Chris Marr, a former …


Inslee: Local responders need more preparation for oil train risks

SEATTLE – Citing deadly risks associated with increasing volatile shipments of crude oil through Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said state and federal governments need to take swift action …


Editorial: Hanford resolution a hostage of politics

Death, taxes, and more time to clean up Hanford. Those are the certainties of life in Washington, but the state is pushing back against the latest federal request for permission …


Inslee withholds judgment on who should run Spokane medical school

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said he’s keeping an open mind about which state university should operate a medical school in Spokane, but he has no problem with the two …


Inslee: Closing tax breaks still key to meeting school funding order

Gov. Jay Inslee is steering clear of suggesting what the state Supreme Court should do to force the Legislature to comply with orders to spend more on public schools. Lawyers …


Disaster declaration clears way for loans for windstorm victims

Homeowners, renters and business owners hit hard in a July windstorm may be eligible for federal help. The U.S. Small Business Association announced Wednesday it has granted a disaster declaration …


Inslee reactivates military alliance to retain defense jobs

OLYMPIA – Protecting the jobs and economic stimulus from the many military installations in Washington is “a no-brainer,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday as he resurrected a coalition of groups …


Environmental groups ask Inslee for wolf-kill limits

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock …


Feds deny disaster aid to individual Washington wildfire victims

President Barack Obama denied a request Tuesday for disaster aid to individuals who lost homes and property in the Central Washington wildfires less than a day after approving a disaster …


Inslee files request for federal fire disaster aid

OLYMPIA – Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a request to the federal government. …


State seeks major disaster aid for fires

Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.


Evacuations ordered as new fire flares in Methow Valley

WINTHROP, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee flew to the Methow Valley to talk with local officials about recovering from last week’s fires that are slowly being contained in Central Washington. …


During Inslee visit, new wildfire flares near Winthrop

As Gov. Jay Inslee’s small turboprop plane touched down at the Methow Valley airport, a new wind-whipped blaze, started by sparks from the rim of a flattened trailer tire dragged …


Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas

SEATTLE – The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. Inslee …


Inslee surveys Washington blazes: ‘This is a firestorm’

OLYMPIA – As Central Washington battles a firestorm growing at what may be an unprecedented rate, Gov. Jay Inslee asked residents to use extreme caution and obey evacuation orders if …


Inslee: ‘This is a different beast…a firestorm’

OLYMPIA — Central Washington faces a firestorm growing with almost unprecedented speed, and residents should obey evacuation orders, Gov. Jay Inslee said today.


Politically divisive Export-Import Bank gains support of Inslee, Otter

Govs. Jay Inslee and Butch Otter signed on to a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, but the owner of a Palouse company sometimes listed as a …


Inslee proposes strict standards for cleaning up waterways

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed new standards for cleaning up Washington’s waterways immediately drew criticism from some business and labor groups that they will be too expensive and from …


College coaches state’s highest-paid employees

OLYMPIA – The official report of state employee salaries for 2013 is out, and as usual the highest-paid people on the list are coaches at Washington’s major universities. Former University …


Unions oppose tough state water quality standards

OLYMPIA – Washington state is rushing toward water quality standards that will be too strict and cost jobs without being backed up by good science, leaders of unions with workers …