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Confusion Besets New Police Reform Laws in Washington State
Law Enforcement
Confusion Besets New Police Reform Laws in Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months... Read More

Washington State Airports Net $217M to Expand Operation
In The States
Washington State Airports Net $217M to Expand Operation
2021-06-25 17:16:16
by Brock Blasdell

Airports in Washington are receiving a combined $217 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain and expand operations.  The announcement follows the Biden administration’s springtime promise of $8 billion in funding under the American Rescue Plan... Read More

Wild Songbirds Spreading Salmonella Infection
Health
Wild Songbirds Spreading Salmonella Infection
2021-04-08 14:23:41
by Alexa Hornbeck

The CDC has issued a report finding that small, yellow-tinged songbirds from the finch family were linked to 19 infections of salmonella across the U.S.   Rachel Curtis-Robles, a public health educator and outreach officer for the California Department of... Read More

Gov. Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension
In The States
Gov. Inslee Announces Eviction Moratorium Extension
2021-03-22 20:52:12
by Sara Wilkerson

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a multitude of resources for Washington state citizens, including extension of the state’s eviction moratorium and a new phase for vaccine eligibility, as well as the resumption of long-term care visitations... Read More

Inslee Taps Feds for $2.2 Billion in Relief Funds
In The States
Inslee Taps Feds for $2.2 Billion in Relief Funds
2021-02-19 22:04:45
by TWN Staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday approved the appropriation of $2.2 billion federal funding earmarked to help move the state from COVID-19 pandemic to a lasting recovery. House Bill 1368, which the governor signed Friday afternoon, draws from a pool of... Read More

Inslee Announces Equity Package in Washington State Budget
State News
Inslee Announces Equity Package in Washington State Budget
2020-12-18 19:43:53
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., announced his $365 million equity package that is part of his 2021-2023 state budget proposal. The equity package announcement is part of the governor’s weeklong policy rollout initiatives that will be a part... Read More

Running to Lead the New Dems, DelBene Reflects on the Coalition’s Past, Promising Future
Congress
Running to Lead the New Dems, DelBene Reflects on the Coalition’s Past, Promising Future
2020-11-20 20:45:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - During a week when newly elected members of Congress were all over Capitol Hill for their formal orientation, Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., remembered how vastly different her experience was in 2012. Jay Inslee, the previous representative of Washington... Read More

WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
House Watch
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
2020-11-02 07:04:52
by TWN Staff

About Strickland:  Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, who fought in World War II and Korea, met her mother while he was stationed there after the war. If elected to Congress, she will be the first... Read More

WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
House Watch
WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
2020-10-31 01:08:37
by TWN Staff

About Herrera Beutler: After growing up in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor of arts degree in Communications. She later served as a senior legislative aide for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was... Read More

Washington State to Provide $300K in Grants to Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19
State News
Washington State to Provide $300K in Grants to Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19
2020-10-09 14:45:58
by Sean Trambley

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $300,000 is available for grants to shellfish growers impacted by declining exports and restaurant sales due to COVID-19.  Local and global market demand for Washington’s world-renowned shellfish has dropped... Read More

Inslee Advances in Washington Gubernatorial Primary
Political News
Inslee Advances in Washington Gubernatorial Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Inslee was leading decisively in... Read More

Washington State to Restrict Gatherings of More Than 250 People
In The News
Washington State to Restrict Gatherings of More Than 250 People

OLYMPIA, Wash. – In the most drastic move yet to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is expected Wednesday to restrict gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties,... Read More

Washington State Moves Ahead on Bill to Regulate Governments’ Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
State News
Washington State Moves Ahead on Bill to Regulate Governments’ Use of Facial-Recognition Technology

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state senators Wednesday approved a bill that would begin regulating the use of facial-recognition programs by local and state governments. Sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Joe Nguyen, Senate Bill 6280 is one of a series of... Read More

Coronavirus Quarantine Site in Washington State is Ready — But So Far, the Rooms are Empty
Health
Coronavirus Quarantine Site in Washington State is Ready — But So Far, the Rooms are Empty

SEATTLE — Off Interstate 90 east of North Bend, through a winding, twisting road with blind turns and a gated entrance, sits the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy. The sprawling site features a multilevel building with burn pits, a... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term
Health
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term
2019-08-22 21:07:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid Wednesday night, announcing Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor instead. Inslee revealed he was ending his run for the White House on MSNBC's "The... Read More

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