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Inslee heckled off stage during Tri-Cities appearance

June 30, 2020, 1:58pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was heckled and had to cut short his speech Tuesday on battling the coronavirus pandemic in Eastern Washington. Read story

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

June 9, 2020, 8:29am Latest News

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

Inslee orders new investigation into killing of Manuel Ellis by Tacoma police

June 11, 2020, 8:38am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a new, independent investigation into the killing of Manuel Ellis by Tacoma police, after new revelations emerged that Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and a Washington State Patrol trooper were at the scene when police detained and ultimately killed Ellis on March 3. Read story

Inslee rebukes Trump for calling governors ‘weak’ over George Floyd protests

June 2, 2020, 12:22pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday rebuked President Donald Trump after the president suggested governors were “weak” for not cracking down harder on protests over the death of George Floyd and threatened to send in the military to squelch demonstrations. Read story

Inslee activates National Guard following Floyd protests

June 1, 2020, 11:13am Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that while the damage from weekend protests that turned violent must be condemned and those responsible prosecuted, “we will not allow that to obscure the justice of the underlying protest.” Read story

Inslee won’t extend stay-at-home order, allowing counties flexibility toward phased reopening

May 29, 2020, 2:53pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday and would allow counties more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger counties had been seeking. Read story

Judge considering challenge to Inslee emergency virus orders

May 28, 2020, 3:58pm Latest News

SPOKANE — A judge in central Washington state is considering whether Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency stay-at-home orders issued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are constitutional or should be lifted. Read story

Washington issues new guidelines for religious services

May 27, 2020, 4:13pm Churches & Religion

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that churches, mosques and synagogues can resume in-person services, with those in counties in the second stage of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan allowed to have smaller in-building services and the remainder limited to outdoor services with no more than 100 people. Read story

Large-scale antibody testing could come to Washington

May 6, 2020, 2:23pm Health

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday state officials are reviewing the possibility of using antibody testing, to retroactively measure the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

More than 100 protest COVID-19 closures at Clark County Courthouse

May 1, 2020, 5:08pm Clark County News

More than 100 people packed in front of the Clark County Courthouse on Friday afternoon to protest closures linked to COVID-19. Read story