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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee signs $17 billion transportation package

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 25, 2022, 1:40pm Latest News

A nearly $17 billion, 16-year transportation revenue package that will pay for a variety of projects across the state, including building four new hybrid electric ferries, was signed Friday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Kim Gatbunton, center, holds a photo of her son Josh Gatbunton, who was shot and killed during a 2008 robbery at an apartment in Tacoma, Wash., as she listens to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, lower left, speak Wednesday, March 23, 2022, before signing a package of bills to tighten gun laws in Washington state at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington governor signs bills tightening gun rules

Kim Gatbunton, center, holds a photo of her son Josh Gatbunton, who was shot and killed during a 2008 robbery at an apartment in Tacoma, Wash., as she listens to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, lower left, speak Wednesday, March 23, 2022, before signing a package of bills to tighten gun laws in Washington state at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 23, 2022, 2:29pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package of bills Wednesday tightening the state's gun laws, including a measure that bans the manufacture, distribution and sale of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Read story

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal talked about the need to build off the recent McCleary decision and the influx of money from the state to improve education at a forum Skyview High School in 2018.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Gov. Inslee signs rollback of police reform bill

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 17, 2022, 2:30pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Thursday rolling back part of the state’s sweeping police reform legislation from last year after law enforcement and key Democratic lawmakers agreed the original bill went too far. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is seen before signing a measure that prohibits legal action against both people seeking an abortion and those who aid them, on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee's signature comes days after the Legislature in neighboring Idaho approved a bill modeled on a law in Texas that allows lawsuits to enforce a ban on abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy.

Washington Legislature prohibits Texas-style abortion lawsuits

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is seen before signing a measure that prohibits legal action against both people seeking an abortion and those who aid them, on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee's signature comes days after the Legislature in neighboring Idaho approved a bill modeled on a law in Texas that allows lawsuits to enforce a ban on abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy.

March 17, 2022, 12:24pm Latest News

A Washington measure that prohibits legal action against people seeking an abortion and those who aid them was signed into law Thursday by the governor, in a move designed to rebut recent actions by conservative states. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Washington to lift indoor mask mandate March 21

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 17, 2022, 5:28pm Health

Washington’s statewide indoor mask mandate, one of the few left in the country, will lift on March 21, including at schools and child care facilities, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Gov. Inslee’s $7,500 electric car rebate remains uncertain in Washington Legislature

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks as he gives his annual State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee gave his speech in the State Reception Room and it was shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 14, 2022, 1:19pm Latest News

The fate of a $100 million proposal by Gov. Jay Inslee to dramatically expand incentives for Washington residents to purchase electric vehicles remains uncertain as legislators scrutinize it. Read story

With most Senators attending remotely and shown on a video display, legislative workers are shown on the Senate floor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., during debate on a measure that would delay implementation of a long-term care program and the payroll tax that pays for it. The Senate passed the measure, which was passed by the House last week, and Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the measure on Friday. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington lawmakers debate limits to governor’s emergency powers

With most Senators attending remotely and shown on a video display, legislative workers are shown on the Senate floor, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., during debate on a measure that would delay implementation of a long-term care program and the payroll tax that pays for it. The Senate passed the measure, which was passed by the House last week, and Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the measure on Friday. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 1, 2022, 7:39am Latest News

Thought experiment for Democrats: What would it be like living under two years of emergency orders drafted by a Gov. Tim Eyman? Read story

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

Gov. Inslee’s budget seeks to expand voting access in Washington’s county jails

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

January 30, 2022, 2:40pm Election

Election officials across Washington state may soon have extra money to break down the barriers that often prevent county jail inmates from voting. Read story

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Polling shows Republican gains in Washington and beyond

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January 26, 2022, 6:03am Latest News

When the results came back for the most recent Crosscut/Elway Poll earlier this month, the party identification numbers caught my attention. The percentage of respondents who identified as Republican had jumped 10 points since last July to close the gap with Democrats, from 18 percentage points to 7. In the… Read story