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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

‘This is just a reality’: Inslee urges residents to wear masks to reopen economy

With the virus spreading in regions throughout Washington state, the governor asked residents to wear masks in order to continue reopening parts of the state’s economy.


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

WSU begins analyzing COVID-19 samples as testing supplies run short and results lag

Washington State University will begin analyzing samples for COVID-19, as case counts continue to climb in Eastern Washington and the demand for more testing capacity does as well.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Inslee: Spokane ‘right on the verge of a very dire situation’ as COVID-19 cases continue rise

During a visit to Spokane County, Gov. Jay Inslee warned that the hospitalizations in Spokane County due to COVID-19 are projected to double in the next couple weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Masks to become mandatory in Washington

OLYMPIA – Washington residents will be required to wear masks in public starting Friday as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Inslee names members of policing and social justice task force

A combination of law enforcement officials, community activists, religious leaders and members of minority groups were named by Gov. Jay Inslee to a task force on policing and social justice.


UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

State budget faces $4.5 billion hole; special session expected

The state’s budget faces a $4.5 billion hole over the next year as the economy contracts and tax revenues fall from the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Chief: Seattle protest area is not a police-free zone

Police will return to an area of a Seattle neighborhood being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety, the chief of police said after a business owner …


UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Report: COVID-19 cases, deaths will ‘increase substantially’ unless checked in Eastern Washington

A new state report released by the Washington Department of Health shows that without additional interventions, eastern Washington will see more COVID-19 cases and deaths this summer.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Trump threatens to ‘take back’ Seattle as protesters set up ‘autonomous zone’

Protesters have moved into the area near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, proclaiming the area the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” Instead of “protesters,” Trump suggested another term for the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Trump fumes as protesters stake out festive zone in Seattle

Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, police in Seattle have largely withdrawn from a neighborhood where protesters have created a festival-like scene that has President Donald Trump fuming.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Inslee calls for independent investigation into death of Tacoma man in police custody

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday he was calling for a new investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man killed in Tacoma by police while being …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee to create task force to ‘rethink’ policing

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that he would create an independent statewide task force to address policing across the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Agencies propose cuts in key programs as state looks at budget woes

Washington residents could see dramatic cuts in road projects, care for seniors and college financial aid next year as state agencies try to adjust to a loss of tax dollars …


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

State urges more people to get tested for COVID-19

People who have the symptoms of COVID-19 – including a cough, high fever or shortness of breath –should get tested, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Inslee’s emergency orders within his authority, court commissioner says

Gov. Jay Inslee was within his authority to issue emergency orders in an attempt to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Supreme Court commissioner said Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Inslee says protest leaders helping prevent violence from ‘hijacking’ message

Gov. Jay Inslee will meet with some leaders of the protests against police violence and racial injustice, whom he credited with helping reduce the violence at recent demonstrations.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

State Senate’s top Republican: Special session needed to deal with coming revenue shortfall

The Legislature should meet in special session this month to begin cutting the state budget to adjust for the loss of revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senate’s …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Pandemic-related eviction moratorium extended

Washington is extending a moratorium that prevents renters thrown out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic from being evicted for an inability to pay rent.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Smaller, quieter protests in Spokane on Monday night after mayor enacts curfew, police put on high alert

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard late Sunday as looting and violence spread to Spokane.


Spin Control: One benefit of COVID-19 restrictions: Watching court cases from home

While there are many things we are all giving up because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “stay home when possible” order has added one thing for the public in general, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Inslee announces stay-home order will be replaced with new, more flexible plan for reopening

Washington will enter a new phase in the state government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing a stay-home order with a new program that will allow counties to have …


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Court considers request to end Inslee’s COVID-19 emergency orders

The state emergency orders over COVID-19 should be ended and local health districts allowed to decide what steps their communities should take in response to the virus, an attorney for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Washington ag workers get new protections from COVID-19

Washington is requiring new safety standards to protect agricultural and food processing workers COVID -19.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

State orders nursing home residents, staff to be tested for COVID-19

The state is requiring more testing at facilities that house some of its oldest and most medically fragile residents.


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Restrictions loosened on religious services in Spokane, other Phase 2 counties

Washington is relaxing restrictions on the size of gatherings for religious services put in place some two months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Full Suburban: We don’t need this type of sex education

I did something Saturday that was completely outside my comfort zone: I stood next to a busy road and waved wildly to passing cars while holding a giant sign.


UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020

Spokane churches chart different paths after President Trump says worshipping should resume immediately

The Rev. Ken Peters of Covenant Christian Church criticized Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders to stay home on Sunday, while other worship leaders said they didn’t want to risk their congregations’ …


With three dozen running in primary, Washington governor’s race sets statewide record

Washington voters are unlikely to complain about their lack of choices for governor this year. They can choose among 36 people who want the job, a record for a statewide …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Inslee extends order suspending some methods of debt collection through May 27

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday extended his proclamation protecting consumers from debt collection practices through May 27.