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Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4 injured

Wildfires continue to rage in Washington State this week, as two towns are evacuated in the eastern part of the state due to direct threat from the fires. Governor Jay Inslee announced today that three firefighters have perished while fighting the and a

3 firefighters are killed battling wildfire in Washington state

Three firefighters died and four others were injured while battling a wildfire in northern Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday evening.

Three firefighters killed battling Washington state wildfire

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Three firefighters in Washington state were killed and four injured while battling a wildfire threatening the north-central town of Twisp, Governor Jay Inslee said on Wednesday.

The Morning News: Supreme Court Fines State over K-12 Funding, Police Arrest Man "Present" at Donnie Chin's Murder

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Come Monday, Gov. Jay Inlsee and state lawmakers will be back to fighting over how to adequately fund K-12 education. Office of Governor Jay Inslee The Supreme Court is Fining the State $100,000 a Day for Failing to Fully Fund K-12 Education:...Show More Summary

AM News: Court Fines Washington State $100K/Day Over Inequitable Funding

Washington State Faces $100,000-a-Day Fine Until Schools Plan Is Reached NYT: The state’s highest court “encouraged” Gov. Jay Inslee to call the Legislature into a special session to find a way to close the gap in spending between rich and poor schools. Show More Summary

Inslee’s trade trip to include pitches for spuds, blueberries, wine. Ag Minute for Aug 13, 2015

Potatoes, blueberries and wine to be part of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's trade trip to Japan and South Korea. Click here for full story.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Refuses to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

It has been a bad month for Planned Parenthood. With the release of their fourth video today, the Center for Medical Progress continues to expose the reality of what the abortion industry is. But one friend they have not lost is Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee. In response to a request from seven state legislators calling on […]

WA: Fuel Standard Could Put Federal Transportation Funding at Risk for Yakima

July 28--A provision in the state's transportation budget is pitting activists who want to see the state cut carbon pollution against supporters of sidewalks, bike paths and public transit. When Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 16-year, $16...Show More Summary

Governor Inslee to Ecology: Put a Cap on Carbon Emissions

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Inslee: A tall guy, particularly when compared to children, and even when sitting. Governor's Office/Flickr Not-so-jolly green giant Jay Inslee is sticking it to the opponents of his climate agenda in the state legislature. Today, Inslee's...Show More Summary

Poll Shows People Aren't That Excited About Reelecting Jay Inslee, but They're Even Less Excited About a Republican

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A new poll shows about a quarter of Democrats are leaning toward "a different Democrat" for governor. Office of Governor Jay Inslee A new Elway Poll measuring Washington voters' opinions about Governor Jay Inslee is out today and the news is pretty "meh" for the governor. Show More Summary

Everything Old is New Again; Biofuels, Still a Bad Idea

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to mandate biofuel consumption for motorists in the state. This week Russ Finley explains why that is still a bad idea.

How Washington's New Transportation Package Forces Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More for Not Using Gasoline

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Congratulations for going gas-free! Now give the State of Washington $50. J.D.S/Shutterstock Last week, Governor Jay Inslee finally signed a $16 billion transportation package after accepting a painful compromise. Under the terms ofShow More Summary

Why We're Endorsing Fred Felleman for Port Commission Position No. 5

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Fred Felleman COURTESY OF FRED FELLEMAN Bill Bryant—a poor man's Mitt Romney—is leaving the port commission to run for governor, and you know what that means: Jay Inslee will win a second term and someone who isn't an amoral smarm machine could wind up filling Bryant's seat on the port. Show More Summary

Governor Inslee Meets with the Kids Who Sued the State Over Climate Goals

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From left: Adonis Williams, Athena Fain, Gabe Mandell, Lara Fain, Michael Foster, and Andrea Rodgers about to meet Governor Inslee. SB Today, Governor Jay Inslee met with a group of kid climate activists currently suing Washington State over its carbon emissions goals. This is no fluffy lawsuit. Show More Summary

CT Sales Tax Increase on the November Ballot

The signing of the statewide transportation package yesterday by Governor Jay Inslee granted permission to Community Transit to exceed the maximum 0.9% sales tax rate set for public transportation benefit areas (as allowed for in Section 312 of Senate Bill 5987, specifically for counties with a population of at least 700,000 that contains a city […]

New Revenues in Washington State Budget

With the clock ticking, Governor Jay Inslee (D) called the Washington State Legislature into its third and final special session on June 28th to determine the budget for the next biennium. The budget includes many important changes in...Show More Summary

The Morning News: State Government Avoids Shutdown, Jay Inslee Signs a Budget Into Law Just Before Midnight

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The state government: Still running this morning. Governor's Office "Twenty-One Minutes to Spare": So said State Senator Jim Hargrove after Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a $38.2 billion budget just before midnight, narrowly avoiding a shutdown of state government. Show More Summary

WA: Transportation Talks Make Headway

June 28--Lawmakers have new momentum for a gas-tax increase that would pay for highway projects. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday he would accept a deal that restricts his ability to create new rules for the carbon emissions of fuel,...Show More Summary

WA: Transportation Talks Make Headway in Olympia

June 28--A gas-tax increase that would pay for highway projects has new momentum in the Legislature. Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday he would accept a deal even if it restricts his ability to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from gasoline...Show More Summary

New Ag director moves over from Ecology Department AgMinute May 25, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department. Click here for full story.

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