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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to the media after the Legislature adjourned its 60-day session, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. State lawmakers passed a supplemental budget with funding for the state's response to COVID-19.

Inslee to order all bars/restaurants to close to fight virus

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to the media after the Legislature adjourned its 60-day session, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. State lawmakers passed a supplemental budget with funding for the state's response to COVID-19.

March 15, 2020, 7:34pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities to temporarily close to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state with by far the most deaths in the U.S. from the disease. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reads from an email from his mobile phone as he talks to reporters while King County Executive Dow Constantine listens, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, during a news conference in Seattle. In efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Inslee announced a ban on large public gatherings in three counties in the metro Seattle area.  The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World  Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.

Inslee orders all greater Seattle area schools to close

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reads from an email from his mobile phone as he talks to reporters while King County Executive Dow Constantine listens, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, during a news conference in Seattle. In efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Inslee announced a ban on large public gatherings in three counties in the metro Seattle area.  The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World  Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.

March 12, 2020, 2:32pm Health

As the death toll from the new coronavirus reached at least 31 in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday ordered that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties be closed for six weeks. Read story

Vice President Mike Pence, right, looks on as Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was in Washington to discuss the state's efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Inslee's office announced Monday the governor won't hold any more public bill signings due to concerns about COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Coronavirus fears end public bill signings in Olympia

Vice President Mike Pence, right, looks on as Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was in Washington to discuss the state's efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Inslee's office announced Monday the governor won't hold any more public bill signings due to concerns about COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 9, 2020, 2:49pm Northwest

OLYMPIA -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't be holding any more public bill signings, citing concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks with Gov. Jay Inslee at the Washington State Emergency Operations Center, Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was visiting to discuss Washington state's efforts to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pence praises Inslee for state’s COVID-19 response

Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks with Gov. Jay Inslee at the Washington State Emergency Operations Center, Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was visiting to discuss Washington state's efforts to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 5, 2020, 6:35pm Clark County Health

Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration’s full support to Washington state officials Thursday as the coronavirus death toll there continued to mount. Read story

Nikki Kuhnhausen's stepfather Vincent Woods, left, and mother Lisa Woods, right, listen to the judge during the bail review hearing for David Y. Bogdanov at Clark County Superior Court on Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020. Judge David Gregerson set $750,000 bail Thursday for Bogdanov, the suspect in the slaying of a transgender Vancouver teen Nikki Kuhnhausen. Transgender activist and advocate Devon Rose Davis, right, comforts Lisa Woods.

Inslee signs legislation named for slain Vancouver transgender teen

Nikki Kuhnhausen's stepfather Vincent Woods, left, and mother Lisa Woods, right, listen to the judge during the bail review hearing for David Y. Bogdanov at Clark County Superior Court on Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2020. Judge David Gregerson set $750,000 bail Thursday for Bogdanov, the suspect in the slaying of a transgender Vancouver teen Nikki Kuhnhausen. Transgender activist and advocate Devon Rose Davis, right, comforts Lisa Woods.

March 5, 2020, 12:34pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill that will prevent a defendant from using so-called panic defenses upon discovering a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Read story

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci, left, greets Gov. Jay Inslee at the AbSci offices in downtown Vancouver on Thursday. Inslee helped the company finance a move to Vancouver in 2016, and AbSci has seen massive growth since then. Also pictured are AbSci's Johan Kers, second from left, and Fred Larimore.

Inslee: State’s investment in Vancouver’s AbSci is money well-spent

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of AbSci, left, greets Gov. Jay Inslee at the AbSci offices in downtown Vancouver on Thursday. Inslee helped the company finance a move to Vancouver in 2016, and AbSci has seen massive growth since then. Also pictured are AbSci's Johan Kers, second from left, and Fred Larimore.

February 20, 2020, 8:18pm Business

In the brick Hudson Building in downtown Vancouver, biotechnology company AbSci is experiencing massive growth. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens during a news conference Aug. 22 in Seattle.

Gov. Jay Inslee says state must act on homelessnessvideo icon

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens during a news conference Aug. 22 in Seattle.

January 14, 2020, 1:20pm Latest News

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that Washington state must act now to reduce the number of people who are living without permanent shelter. Read story

From left, House Speaker Designate Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, take part in the AP Legislative Preview, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Lawmakers: Inslee’s homelessness plan unlikely to passvideo icon

From left, House Speaker Designate Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, take part in the AP Legislative Preview, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 9, 2020, 12:10pm Latest News

Top lawmakers said Thursday that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to use hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s emergency budget reserve to combat Washington’s homelessness crisis was unlikely to pass the Legislature. Read story

Low-carbon fuel standard, requirements for ride-hailing companies among Gov. Inslee’s climate proposals

December 20, 2019, 8:41am Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday laid out another set of ambitious policy priorities to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, focusing this legislative session on transforming the state’s carbon-laden transportation system. Read story

Roger Millar, Washington state secretary of transportation, from left, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Kris Strickler, director of the Oregon Department of Transportation, applaud the signing of a memorandum of intent to replace the Interstate 5 bridge at the Murdock Charitable Trust on Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019.

Washington, Oregon governors sign agreement to replace I-5 Bridge

Roger Millar, Washington state secretary of transportation, from left, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Kris Strickler, director of the Oregon Department of Transportation, applaud the signing of a memorandum of intent to replace the Interstate 5 bridge at the Murdock Charitable Trust on Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019.

November 18, 2019, 1:03pm Clark County News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an agreement Monday morning to work cooperatively to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between their two states. Read story