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Spin Control: Inslee gives, gets apples as Legislature starts up

Apples made their way into House chamber, State of the State address.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Washington Supreme Court allows caps on direct but not indirect greenhouse gas emissions

A state agency didn’t have the legal authority to order Washington utilities and oil refineries to come up with ways to reduce the pollution their products eventually emit when used …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Fight homelessness with a statewide response, Inslee tells lawmakers in State of State address

Homelessness is a statewide problem that needs a statewide response that includes prevention, rent assistance and housing, Gov. Jay Inslee told legislators today.


Washington Legislative Preview 2020: Legislators, Inslee look to reduce homeless numbers

As the number of homeless individuals and families grows around the state, legislative leaders are looking to reduce those numbers with long-term solutions but don’t yet agree about immediate approaches.


5 big issues the Washington Legislature will debate in 2020

Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.


Calls for Shea resignation continue but House leaders don’t have backup plan

Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Inslee repeated calls for Rep. Matt Shea to resign. But since he has said he won’t, their next step remains unclear.


Spin Control: This look at 2020 isn’t necessarily 20/20

All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.


Spin Control: Some mentions – honorable and dishonorable – for 2019

Before 2019 goes away, Spin Control marks its highlights and low lifes.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Snake River dam differences run deep, study finds

Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Inslee: Tap state reserves to fight homelessness; delay North Spokane Corridor work until July

Washington should tap its rainy day fund for some $319 million to help fight homelessness in communities around the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Inslee wants to tap reserve to address homelessness crisis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he wants to spend more than $300 million from the state’s emergency budget reserve to add 2,100 shelter beds and provide other help to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Raquel Montoya-Lewis named as first Native American to Washington Supreme Court

A Whatcom County Superior Court judge with extensive experience as a tribal judge to become first Native American on the Washington Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Fortunato bill would end sanctuary cities

Washington shouldn’t be a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, and its cities shouldn’t be allowed to declare themselves sanctuary cities, a Republican state senator running for governor said Monday.


Ecology director resigning

Washington Ecology Director Maia Bellon will resign at the end of the year, she announced Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Anti-tax initiative promoter says he’s running for governor

A career anti-tax initiative promoter who has been accused by the state attorney general of using campaign donations for his personal use has announced he’s running for governor.


Inslee can’t be recalled for travel, response to homelessness, court says

Washington Supreme Court throws out effort to recall Gov. Jay Inslee.


McMorris Rodgers blasts Inslee, dam study

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers takes another jab at a study of the Snake River dams supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Board of Health approves ban on flavored vaping products

Health officials in Washington state have formally adopted a temporary ban of the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over a lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people.


Washington falls slightly in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard rankings

While Gov. Jay Inslee’s emphasis on combating climate change has helped the state land at the No. 10 spot on the list last year, the ranking represented a slight fall …


Climate change group not happy with Inslee

Not all groups fighting climate change are fans of Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Inslee issues executive order banning flavored vaping products

In a press conference in Seattle on Friday, Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order issuing an emergency ban against flavors for nicotine and cannabis vaping products. The order cannot …


Gov. Jay Inslee endorses Ben Stuckart, while Nadine Woodward bolsters support among business, law enforcement groups

A range of groups, elected officials and defeated candidates are lining up behind the two candidates running for mayor of Spokane.


Spin Control: Competition to be the 51st star in the American flag

For a brief moment, it seemed like U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib had something in common with state Rep. Matt Shea.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Washington sues Trump over transfer of $89M from Puget Sound Navy base to border wall

Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.


Students activists to be focus of Spokane climate strike Friday, even with Inslee on hand

The Spokane climate strike will start at noon on Friday at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. Students will share speeches and poetry at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place outside …


Editorial: Washington needs a new governor, not four more years of Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee has been a fixture in state politics for three decades. Now that his second term as governor nears its end and his run for the Democratic presidential …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Legislators sue Inslee over vetoes in transportation bill

The transportation budget passed unanimously in both houses. In an even rarer show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers announced Thursday they will file suit in Thurston County …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

State looking to fight new immigration rules

Washington officials vowed to fight a new federal rule that would disqualify immigrants who use public benefits from obtaining a green card or visa, saying it could affect an estimated …