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Gov. Jay Inslee cuts the ribbon at a ceremony formally opening Olympic Heritage Health Hospital. Nov. 21, 2023.

Over 200 employees hired to staff Tukwila behavioral hospital bought by Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee cuts the ribbon at a ceremony formally opening Olympic Heritage Health Hospital. Nov. 21, 2023.

November 24, 2023, 7:25am Health

Washington has hired a little over 200 employees to staff a Tukwila psychiatric hospital the state bought in August for nearly $30 million, according to Jo Sahlin, a spokesperson for the newly-named Olympic Heritage Behavioral Health Hospital. Read story

Children hold signs as they stand on stage with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who signed bills addressing climate change, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Seattle.

Opponents of WA climate law submit signatures to repeal it

Children hold signs as they stand on stage with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who signed bills addressing climate change, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Seattle.

November 22, 2023, 7:42am Latest News

In one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, in one of the most expensive states for gasoline, backers of an effort to repeal Washington’s carbon market said Tuesday they have enough signatures to put it before lawmakers and possibly voters next year. Read story

Puget Sound is at risk ecologically from human waste among other things.

Federal report points out threats to Puget Sound salmon, missed deadlines

Puget Sound is at risk ecologically from human waste among other things.

November 17, 2023, 7:39am Latest News

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office on salmon and water quality in Puget Sound says the Washington State Department of Ecology has routinely missed deadlines to develop an “impaired waters list,” as required every two years by the Clean Water Act. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee makes remarks before signing several bills in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023. Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the third time. Inslee's office said in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms, including a cough.

‘Any complexity adds to inequity’: Inslee issues executive order requiring plain language

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee makes remarks before signing several bills in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023. Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the third time. Inslee's office said in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms, including a cough.

November 17, 2023, 7:37am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order Wednesday that requires state agencies to create and adopt a plain language policy, according to a Wednesday announcement from Inslee’s office. Read story

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is greeted with applause by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., far right, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., chairman of the Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee, second from right, after passing a energy package that would counter virtually all of President Joe Biden's agenda to address climate change, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2023. The bill now goes to the Senate.  (AP Photo/J.

Inslee chastises McMorris Rodgers over Israel, Ukraine and Speaker

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is greeted with applause by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., far right, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., chairman of the Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee, second from right, after passing a energy package that would counter virtually all of President Joe Biden's agenda to address climate change, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2023. The bill now goes to the Senate.  (AP Photo/J.

October 13, 2023, 7:29am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee called on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a visit to Spokane Thursday to use her political clout to influence the election of a new speaker of the House, and to ensure the U.S. continues to financially support Ukraine and Israel as both nations defend themselves from attacks. Read story

FILE - This file photo taken Oct. 24, 2006 shows the Ice Harbor dam on the Snake River in Pasco, Wash. There is a renewed push to remove Ice Harbor and three other dams on the Snake River to save wild salmon runs.

Biden memo directs U.S. agencies to restore ‘healthy and abundant’ salmon runs in the Northwest

FILE - This file photo taken Oct. 24, 2006 shows the Ice Harbor dam on the Snake River in Pasco, Wash. There is a renewed push to remove Ice Harbor and three other dams on the Snake River to save wild salmon runs.

October 5, 2023, 11:26am Latest News

In a move that conservationists and tribes called a potential breakthrough, President Joe Biden has directed federal agencies to use all available authorities and resources to restore “healthy and abundant” salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin. Read story

Homes were razed by the Gray Fire on the western shore of Silver Lake on Aug. 31, 2023.

Gov. Inslee asks White House to aid Spokane County wildfire survivors

Homes were razed by the Gray Fire on the western shore of Silver Lake on Aug. 31, 2023.

October 5, 2023, 7:45am Latest News

In a letter to President Joe Biden, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday asked for financial assistance and a major disaster declaration to help Spokane County wildfire survivors. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Inslee didn’t abuse power with pandemic eviction moratorium, Washington Supreme Court rules

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

September 29, 2023, 7:32am Business

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday rejected claims by landlords that Gov. Jay Inslee abused his power when he created a temporary ban on evictions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19 for 3rd time

September 28, 2023, 4:04pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the third time. Read story

The northern drawbridge towers of the Interstate 5 Bridge rise above Downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

Judge upholds Washington’s $17B transportation package that includes money for new I-5 bridge

The northern drawbridge towers of the Interstate 5 Bridge rise above Downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

September 22, 2023, 3:40pm Editor's Choice

An effort to derail a sweeping state transportation package failed Friday, with a Thurston County judge upholding the law. Read story