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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

Eyeing 2020, Jay Inslee pitches himself as climate candidate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that’s home to the nation’s first presidential primary. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee’s free tuition plans get hearing

Legislature considers Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposals to offer free tuition to low-income students.


Jay Inslee: Next president must make climate change top priority

The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Jerry Brown warns Washington lawmakers: climate change will get worse

Former Gov. Jerry Brown joins Gov. Jay Inslee in lobbying legislators for new laws to fight climate change.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Harrington mayor helps Gov. Jay Inslee pitch state funds to close broadband ‘gaps’

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes state effort to close broadband “gaps”.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Inslee tax plan draws critics, supporters in budget hearing

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed tax increases generated the expected support and opposition Wednesday as the Senate began hearings on new revenue for the state’s upcoming budgets.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Republicans question motive, cost of Inslee proposals

Republicans say Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State speech was long on new programs without saying how to pay for them.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Inslee: Climate is state’s most ‘imminent threat’

Washington should fight climate change as well as improve schools and the mental health system, Gov. Jay Inslee tells Legislature.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

With events planned across the country, Inslee insists Washington will continue to have his full attention

Gov. Jay Inslee pushed back Thursday against suggestions he won’t have his full attention on Washington when the Legislature starts next Monday.


Spin Control: What’s in store for 2019? Maybe this. Maybe not.

With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.


Jennifer Rubin: Watch out for these two Democrats with gubernatorial experience

A competent governor from the center-left might be a welcome alternative to President Chaos.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Inslee offers online pardon process for some pot convictions

Washington residents with a single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction can request a pardon online.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over Alamo Bowl showdown between Cougars, Cyclones

The governors of Iowa and Washington are making a tasty wager over which football team will win the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Spin Control: Petition for Trump to stop I-1639 runs out of time

Petition for President Donald Trump to stop Initiative 1639 runs out of time.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Inslee task force would study possible dam breaching to help salmon, orcas

A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Gov. Inslee proposes major spending boost, new capital gains tax

Gov. Jay Inslee will ask the Legislature for an extra $9.7 billion in spending in the state’s main budget over the next two years to pay for improvements to public …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

World War II vet on tour with 50-state goal

World War II veteran with a goal of visiting very state and meeting each governor crosses Washington off his list.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at solar farm dedication in Lind

Gov. Jay Inslee will speak Tuesday at the dedication of a solar farm in Lind, Washington.


Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.


Death penalty ruling anguishes Spokane Valley mother who lost daughter in 1996 attacks

Sherry Shaver felt some solace on the day in 1997 when a jury recommended capital punishment for the man who killed her daughter in Spokane Valley. But the ensuing 20 …


Other states watching I-1631, Inslee says

Other states are watching what Washington voters do on Initiative 1631, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee orders flags lowered to honor Sen. John McCain

State government offices were ordered to lower their flags to half-staff Monday and leave them there through the weekend to honor Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday.


Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes

Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.


Washington likely to sue EPA over new coal rules

Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

Inslee says Shea shouldn’t be on task force; GOP leader says he’ll stay

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for Rep. Matt Shea to step down from the legislative Public Records Act task force, but the House’s top Republican says that’s not Inslee’s decision to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Wildfires prompted emergency call for Guard help

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


GOP lawmakers want state to change provisions for union dues

As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit

U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.