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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

Washington State Patrol troopers stand near the state seal in the rotunda of the Legislative Building, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, before Gov. Jay Inslee's scheduled State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee will give the speech in the State Reception Room and it will be shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee calls on lawmakers for ‘bold’ action

Washington State Patrol troopers stand near the state seal in the rotunda of the Legislative Building, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, before Gov. Jay Inslee's scheduled State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Due to cautions against COVID-19, Inslee will give the speech in the State Reception Room and it will be shown by streaming video to lawmakers meeting remotely. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 11, 2022, 1:04pm Clark County Politics

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday called on state lawmakers to take action on a multitude of issues during their 60-day legislative session, including addressing the homelessness crisis, helping children impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and taking more steps to address climate change. Read story

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

Washington’s 2021 climate laws made history. What will happen in this year’s legislative session?

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

January 10, 2022, 10:30am Latest News

Washington’s climate-minded lawmakers have big shoes to fill during this year’s legislative session, after last year’s yielded the most aggressive suite of climate laws the state has ever seen. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Election result lies from officials should be crime

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 6, 2022, 4:00pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to pass legislation making it a gross misdemeanor for elected officials and candidates to spread lies about election results. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Vaccine or negative COVID test required at large events starting Nov. 15

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2021, 2:50pm Health

Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee issues indoor mask mandate, requires vaccination for teachers, staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 18, 2021, 2:42pm Health

Washington is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff — plus those working at the state's colleges and universities. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington announces vaccine mandate for state workers, health care

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Monday, March 22, 2021, at a news conference at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Inslee and other leaders gathered to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 9, 2021, 1:27pm Editor's Choice

Most state workers in Washington, as well as private health care and long-term care employees, will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by Oc. 18 or will lose their jobs, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday. Read story

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for a meeting with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021.

Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for a meeting with governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, and hear firsthand about the ongoing impacts of the 2021 wildfire season in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021.

July 30, 2021, 11:30am Latest News

President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

Clark County small businesses share frustrations during Inslee’s Vancouver visit

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

July 13, 2021, 6:47pm Clark County Business

Small-business owners gathered Tuesday afternoon for a conversation with Gov. Jay Inslee, who visited Clark County to discuss pandemic recovery and tour the city’s new waterfront development. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

Clark County groups join petition asking Inslee to lift eviction ban on county-by-county basis

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee has once again extended the deadline for a statewide ban on evictions, extending for three months protections for tenants unable to pay rent. He issued the proclamation just a few days before the eviction moratorium had been set to expire on Wednesday. Read story