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FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee has repeatedly said he will rely on scientific models and input from state health officials to determine when stay-at-home orders can be relaxed, despite growing calls for them to be ended, including a protest that drew about 2,500 to the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee rebukes Trump for calling governors ‘weak’ over George Floyd protests

FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee has repeatedly said he will rely on scientific models and input from state health officials to determine when stay-at-home orders can be relaxed, despite growing calls for them to be ended, including a protest that drew about 2,500 to the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 2, 2020, 12:22pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday rebuked President Donald Trump after the president suggested governors were “weak” for not cracking down harder on protests over the death of George Floyd and threatened to send in the military to squelch demonstrations. Read story

Protestors move south on 2nd Avenue in Seattle, Sunday, May 31, 2020, as demonstrations continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

Inslee activates National Guard following Floyd protests

Protestors move south on 2nd Avenue in Seattle, Sunday, May 31, 2020, as demonstrations continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

June 1, 2020, 11:13am Latest News

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that while the damage from weekend protests that turned violent must be condemned and those responsible prosecuted, “we will not allow that to obscure the justice of the underlying protest.” Read story

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, dentist Dr. Kathleen Saturay wears additional protective equipment, including a face shield and disposable mask over a respirator mask, as she exams a patient in Seattle. Dental practices were allowed to open earlier this month following closure because of the coronavirus outbreak, as long as offices have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staffers, put in place social-distancing policies and check patients for symptoms of COVID-19.

Inslee won’t extend stay-at-home order, allowing counties flexibility toward phased reopening

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, dentist Dr. Kathleen Saturay wears additional protective equipment, including a face shield and disposable mask over a respirator mask, as she exams a patient in Seattle. Dental practices were allowed to open earlier this month following closure because of the coronavirus outbreak, as long as offices have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staffers, put in place social-distancing policies and check patients for symptoms of COVID-19.

May 29, 2020, 2:53pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday and would allow counties more flexibility to apply to advance through the current four-phase reopening plan using updated benchmarks that some larger counties had been seeking. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee puts on his face mask after speaking to the media, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Tumwater, Wash., about the state's effort at contact tracing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge considering challenge to Inslee emergency virus orders

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee puts on his face mask after speaking to the media, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Tumwater, Wash., about the state's effort at contact tracing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 28, 2020, 3:58pm Latest News

SPOKANE — A judge in central Washington state is considering whether Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency stay-at-home orders issued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are constitutional or should be lifted. Read story

Downtown Seattle and mostly empty streets are shown, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, as viewed from the Space Needle. Many workers continue to work from home due to stay-at-home orders intended to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington issues new guidelines for religious services

Downtown Seattle and mostly empty streets are shown, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, as viewed from the Space Needle. Many workers continue to work from home due to stay-at-home orders intended to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 27, 2020, 4:13pm Churches & Religion

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that churches, mosques and synagogues can resume in-person services, with those in counties in the second stage of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan allowed to have smaller in-building services and the remainder limited to outdoor services with no more than 100 people. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits at his desk and rehearses a speech April 21 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., minutes before going live to address the public on the state's next steps in addressing the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Large-scale antibody testing could come to Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits at his desk and rehearses a speech April 21 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., minutes before going live to address the public on the state's next steps in addressing the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 6, 2020, 2:23pm Health

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday state officials are reviewing the possibility of using antibody testing, to retroactively measure the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, speaks to a crowd gathered in front of Clark County Courthouse to protest Washington Governor Jay Inslee's extension of coronavirus stay-at-home order in Vancouver on Friday.

More than 100 protest COVID-19 closures at Clark County Courthouse

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, speaks to a crowd gathered in front of Clark County Courthouse to protest Washington Governor Jay Inslee's extension of coronavirus stay-at-home order in Vancouver on Friday.

May 1, 2020, 5:08pm Clark County News

More than 100 people packed in front of the Clark County Courthouse on Friday afternoon to protest closures linked to COVID-19. Read story

A protester carries a sign that reads "Unionize Amazon Tax Bezos," while riding a bike during a car-based protest Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. May Day in Seattle traditionally brings large protests and demonstrations from many groups and causes, and this year some people stayed in their cars or otherwise tried to practice social distancing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee announces phases for lifting virus restrictions

A protester carries a sign that reads "Unionize Amazon Tax Bezos," while riding a bike during a car-based protest Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. May Day in Seattle traditionally brings large protests and demonstrations from many groups and causes, and this year some people stayed in their cars or otherwise tried to practice social distancing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 1, 2020, 2:57pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he is extending the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order through at least May 31 and that he will ease the restrictions in four stages, starting with allowing retail curbside pickup, automobile sales and car washes by mid-May. Read story

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Gov. Inslee could extend stay-at-home order later this week

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April 28, 2020, 6:45pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff David Postman said Tuesday that Inslee could announce an extension of the state’s COVID-19-related stay-at-home order later this week. The order is scheduled to continue through May 4 although Inslee has said portions of it would be extended. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, along with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, announced Monday that they will work together to re-open their economies while continuing to control the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Virus recovery will be slow, restrictions to remain

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, along with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, announced Monday that they will work together to re-open their economies while continuing to control the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 21, 2020, 5:24pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday evening the state will not be able to lift many of the stay-at-home restrictions implemented to fight the coronavirus by May 4 — the date through which the current directive is currently in place — but he hopes health modeling in the… Read story