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Inslee cites better coronavirus projections for Washington in his decision to return federal ventilators

April 7, 2020, 10:35am Northwest

OLYMPIA — Favorable changes in coronavirus projections for Washington factored into the state’s decision to send 400 ventilators away to be used elsewhere, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday. Read story

Seattle Police officer Rosell Ellis, right, wears an N95 mask as he listens to conversation during a routine call Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Seattle. As police and fire departments across the country face personnel shortages due to the spread of the new coronavirus, masks and other protective gear are being used to keep officers and firefighters still on the streets safe and healthy. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington stay-at-home order extended through May 4

Seattle Police officer Rosell Ellis, right, wears an N95 mask as he listens to conversation during a routine call Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Seattle. As police and fire departments across the country face personnel shortages due to the spread of the new coronavirus, masks and other protective gear are being used to keep officers and firefighters still on the streets safe and healthy. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 2, 2020, 5:18pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended orders to keep non-essential businesses closed and most of the state’s more than 7 million residents home through May 4, saying social distancing measures must remain in place an additional month to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the deployment of a field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. This field hospital is expected to create at least 150 hospital beds for non-COVID-19 cases.

Decision on extending stay home order in Washington, activating National Guard expected ‘in day or so’

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the deployment of a field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. This field hospital is expected to create at least 150 hospital beds for non-COVID-19 cases.

April 1, 2020, 8:26am Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — A decision on whether to extend Washington’s stay-home order and closure of nonessential businesses is likely soon, and with it could come activation of some National Guard units. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown talk to reporters before signing a memorandum of intent to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge during an event in November at the Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver. The governors have taken on bigger responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic, which has lacked an efficient, uniform federal response.

Volley of Washington, Oregon orders like ‘policy pingpong’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown talk to reporters before signing a memorandum of intent to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge during an event in November at the Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver. The governors have taken on bigger responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic, which has lacked an efficient, uniform federal response.

April 1, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

In early March, Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ramped up COVID-19 precautions. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee practices as he prepares to speak about additional plans to slow the spread of coronavirus before a televised address from his office Monday, March 23, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee has ordered non-essential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Trump bashes Inslee as ‘nasty person’ during coronavirus briefing

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee practices as he prepares to speak about additional plans to slow the spread of coronavirus before a televised address from his office Monday, March 23, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee has ordered non-essential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

March 30, 2020, 9:50am Northwest

President Donald Trump lashed out at Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday, calling him “a nasty person” and “a failed presidential candidate” and said he won’t call him — but has not halted his top aides from aiding Washington state. Read story

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

OLYMPIA — 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

OLYMPIA (AP) — 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

CAMP MURRAY — 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