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The Washington Utilities And Transportation Commission offices in Lacey.

Inslee seeks ouster of regulatory leader amid tumult at agency

The Washington Utilities And Transportation Commission offices in Lacey.

March 14, 2024, 8:55am Latest News

The chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is under fire over the use of a racial slur and his passive response to employee allegations of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the regulatory agency. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

The 2024 legislative session wrapped last week; now, Inslee considers signing 300 bills into law

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

March 14, 2024, 7:40am Latest News

During the past two months, state legislators in Olympia passed a stack of 359 bills that Gov. Jay Inslee has been working through signing into law this week. Read story

A bill strengthening peer support counseling for first responders passed the state legislature last week and has advanced to the governor's desk. The bill particularly seeks to bolster confidentiality protections, following a Clark County Superior Court ruling that found officers who sought group counseling following Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota's slaying could be deposed about the counseling session. This screenshot from video provided by the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team shows members of law enforcement at the scene after the the shooting.

Bill that protects peer support counseling for first responders heads to Gov. Inslee

A bill strengthening peer support counseling for first responders passed the state legislature last week and has advanced to the governor's desk. The bill particularly seeks to bolster confidentiality protections, following a Clark County Superior Court ruling that found officers who sought group counseling following Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota's slaying could be deposed about the counseling session. This screenshot from video provided by the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team shows members of law enforcement at the scene after the the shooting.

March 13, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

A bill that aims to expand and strengthen peer support counseling services for first responders is on the governor’s desk after passing the Legislature on March 1. Read story

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

From controversial to life-saving, these WA school bills are headed to Inslee to sign

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

March 11, 2024, 7:38am Latest News

Washington lawmakers had a laundry list of K-12 public education priorities when they opened for the 2024 legislative session on Jan. 8. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff to talk about special education challenges at Ogden Elementary School on Feb. 9.

Washington Lawmakers, Gov. Inslee aim to help paraeducators

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff to talk about special education challenges at Ogden Elementary School on Feb. 9.

March 9, 2024, 6:12am Clark County News

Representatives from Vancouver Public Schools met with Gov. Jay Inslee in early February to showcase Ogden Elementary School’s paraeducators and special education services. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

As Inslee’s final legislative session ends, more work remains to cement climate legacy

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

March 8, 2024, 7:34am Latest News

Jay Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session as Washington state governor on Thursday by describing it as a banner year in the state’s fight against climate change. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

Inslee visits Vancouver elementary school, talks special education challenges with teachers, staff, parents

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

February 9, 2024, 6:01pm Clark County News

Rachel Wassner is a vocal parent. When her son began middle school, he started to slip. His school, Wassner said, couldn’t provide the depth of special education services he needed. It left him quiet, confused and lost. Read story

Democratic state Sen. Joe Nguyen at a December news conference in Seattle. Nguyen was the lead sponsor of a bill this year, backed by Gov. Jay Inslee, to create greater price transparency in the oil industry. The legislation failed to advance.

Out of gas: Inslee’s oil transparency bill stalls in Legislature

Democratic state Sen. Joe Nguyen at a December news conference in Seattle. Nguyen was the lead sponsor of a bill this year, backed by Gov. Jay Inslee, to create greater price transparency in the oil industry. The legislation failed to advance.

February 6, 2024, 2:47pm Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee’s drive to require oil companies to reveal more about their gasoline prices and profits ended Monday when a bill to impose new transparency rules on the industry lapsed in a Senate budget committee. Read story

Inslee presents ‘incredibly visionary’ Spokane with award for relaxing land-use restrictions

February 1, 2024, 7:48am Northwest

In 2022, politicians and city staff in Spokane responded to the growing housing crisis by drastically relaxing land-use restrictions to allow for denser housing like fourplexes and townhomes to be built in all residential areas in the city. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint legislative session in House chambers at the Washington state Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee on Tuesday, Jan. 30, called for the state to develop best practices on how agencies should use generative artificial intelligence as it continues to incorporate the technology into government operations.

Washington state to develop guidelines for agencies using generative AI

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint legislative session in House chambers at the Washington state Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee on Tuesday, Jan. 30, called for the state to develop best practices on how agencies should use generative artificial intelligence as it continues to incorporate the technology into government operations.

January 30, 2024, 1:56pm Latest News

The governor of Washington on Tuesday called for the state to develop best practices on how agencies should use generative artificial intelligence as it continues to incorporate the technology into government operations. Read story