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Inslee: Vaccine or negative COVID test required at large events starting Nov. 15

October 14, 2021, 2:50pm Health

Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events, Gov. Jay Inslee announced… Read story

Inslee issues indoor mask mandate, requires vaccination for teachers, staff

August 18, 2021, 2:42pm Health

Washington is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff — plus those working at the state's colleges and universities. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington announces vaccine mandate for state workers, health care

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 9, 2021, 1:27pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by Oc. 18 or will lose their jobs, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday. Read story

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for a meeting with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021.

Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for a meeting with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021.

July 30, 2021, 11:30am Latest News

President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

Clark County small businesses share frustrations during Inslee’s Vancouver visit

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

July 13, 2021, 6:47pm Clark County Business

Small-business owners gathered Tuesday afternoon for a conversation with Gov. Jay Inslee, who visited Clark County to discuss pandemic recovery and tour the city’s new waterfront development. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

Clark County groups join petition asking Inslee to lift eviction ban on county-by-county basis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee has once again extended the deadline for a statewide ban on evictions, extending for three months protections for tenants unable to pay rent. He issued the proclamation just a few days before the eviction moratorium had been set to expire on Wednesday. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., before signing a bill into law that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee extends Washington eviction moratorium to Sept. 30

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., before signing a bill into law that prohibits openly carrying guns and other weapons at the state Capitol and protests statewide. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 24, 2021, 12:30pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he was extending the state's eviction moratorium to Sept. 30, with some modifications, to ensure that federal COVID-19 relief funds intended for rental assistance are able to be accessed in time. Read story

ILWU Local 4 President Cager Claybaugh talks to Gov. Jay Inslee while they walk alongside a wind turbine blade with Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler on Tuesday at the Port of Vancouver. Inslee visited the Port to view an in-progress shipment of wind turbine blades that are coming through Vancouver on their way to Wasco, Ore.

Inslee lauds wind energy jobs during visit to Port of Vancouver

ILWU Local 4 President Cager Claybaugh talks to Gov. Jay Inslee while they walk alongside a wind turbine blade with Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler on Tuesday at the Port of Vancouver. Inslee visited the Port to view an in-progress shipment of wind turbine blades that are coming through Vancouver on their way to Wasco, Ore.

June 15, 2021, 6:50pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee paid a visit to the Port of Vancouver Tuesday afternoon to tour one of the terminals where a shipment of wind turbine blades is in the process of being unloaded and trucked out to a wind energy project near Wasco, Ore. Read story

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, left, speaks to the media as Gov. Jay Inslee looks on.

Washington vaccination lottery: cash prizes, tuition, flights

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, left, speaks to the media as Gov. Jay Inslee looks on.

June 3, 2021, 2:39pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. Read story

Michael Moore, an information technology construction coordinator, is seen with an explanatory board about telecommunications services at a co-location data center inside Grays Harbor Pubic Utility District's headquarters in Aberdeen on March 4, 2021. Two bills approved by Washington's Legislature would let public utility districts offer broadband to retail customers. But there's some confusion about how the bills would interact. (Matt M.

Two bills aim to expand public broadband in Washington, but there’s a hitch

Michael Moore, an information technology construction coordinator, is seen with an explanatory board about telecommunications services at a co-location data center inside Grays Harbor Pubic Utility District's headquarters in Aberdeen on March 4, 2021. Two bills approved by Washington's Legislature would let public utility districts offer broadband to retail customers. But there's some confusion about how the bills would interact. (Matt M.

May 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

Washington state went all in on expanding public broadband this year. So much so, that the Legislature passed two different bills aimed at extending high-speed internet to people in rural areas. Read story