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Washington to join challenge to 2020 census citizenship question

Washington will join legal challenge over citizenship question on 2020 census form, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Budgets, new laws may satisfy court order on public schools

Budget bills, other changes to state education policies and programs may satisfy Supreme Court order on providing adequate money for public schools.

Spin Control: Hundreds of bills getting signed into law in Washington state. Here are some of them.

Catching up on some of those “good little bills.”

Passing off a pet as a service animal could result in a fine

New law defines what a service animal is.

Washington expands voting and campaign laws

Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.

Inslee questions whether Canadian pipeline should expand

The governor of Washington says his state is “allied” with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Employment agency head, accused of inappropriate conduct, resigns

Dale Peinecke, head of the state Employment Security Department, resigns amid allegations of inappropriate conduct to female employees.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Head of employment agency resigns after workplace report

The head of Washington state’s Employment Security Department has resigned after an outside investigation found several employees complained about him putting his arms around them or looking at their bodies …

Zags win it all in Inslee’s bracket

Gov. Jay Inslee’s picks Gonzaga Bulldogs to win it all.

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Inslee to students: Speak up against gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee encourages students to protest gun violence on Wednesday, will talk to some in Seattle.

Marijuana product labels to get a bit less cluttered

Labels for marijuana products to be streamlined slightly with removal of retailer information.

Washington Legislature: What passed, what stalled

Washington lawmakers adjourned their 60-day session after passing what they hope is the final piece of a long-running education funding mandate, along with a one-time property tax cut for homeowners.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Washington Legislature calls it quits for 2018

Legislature adjourns Thursday night.

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

In last-ditch appeal, Spokane County commissioners ask for Inslee veto on expanding board

In a last-ditch appeal, all three Spokane County commissioners signed a letter Tuesday imploring Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill that would add two more members to the county’s …

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Inslee signs bump stock ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.

Senate resolution takes shot at Inslee

Senate resolution attempts to mock Gov. Jay Inslee after his veto of Legislature’s effort to exempt itself from the Public Records Act

Senate resolution takes shot at Inslee

Senate resolution attempts to mock Gov. Jay Inslee after his veto of Legislature’s effort to exempt itself from the Public Records Act.

Washington Legislature approves abortion insurance bill

The Washington Legislature has passed a measure that would require Washington insurers offering maternity care to also cover elective abortions and contraception.

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes bill exempting Legislature from Public Records Act

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes the Legislature’s special exemptions to the Public Records Act

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Editorial: Gov. Inslee gives open government a chance


Residents to Inslee: Veto Legislature’s Public Records exemptions

Gov. Jay Inslee is getting a high volume of calls and emails urging a veto of the new public records laws the Legislature passed for itself last week.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Developers end effort for oil terminal along Columbia River

A project to build a massive oil-by-rail terminal in southwest Washington officially ended Tuesday when the project’s developers and the Port of Vancouver terminated a lease for a site along …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Inslee to Trump: We don’t need pistol-packing teachers

Gov. Jay Inslee confronts President Donald Trump about a proposal to arm teachers.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Inslee can stand up to Trump, but can he stand up to the Legislature?

If Gov. Jay Inslee was not going to spend Monday vetoing the public records end-run the Legislature granted itself last week, at least he was doing the next best thing.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for restrictions on military style semi-automatic rifles

The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

John Kerry visits Olympia to tout Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax plan

Former Secretary of State John Kerry urges legislators to approve a carbon tax to reduce pollution and fight climate change.

State lawmakers look to phase Atlantic salmon net pens out of Puget Sound

Senate votes to phase out net pens with non-native species and Inslee says he supports the move.

Washington will fight offshore drilling, Inslee says

State officials, tribal leaders vow to fight Trump administration plans to open the Washington coast areas to offshore oil and gas drilling.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Northwest tribes ask Gov. Inslee to halt Tacoma plant construction

The Puyallup Tribe and leaders from 14 other Northwest tribes have called on Gov. Jay Inslee to stop the construction of Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas plant on Tacoma’s …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Major U.S. salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape

The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon …