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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his third inaugural speech Jan. 13, praising Washington residents for their resiliency and striking an optimistic note for the future.

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but many parents and educators have expressed frustration that the gover…

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OLYMPIA — Desperately needed covid-19 relief is a top priority for this year’s Legislature, and Republicans and Democrats generally agree it will be necessary to get that aid out as soon as possible.

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OLYMPIA — Absent the public and protected by National Guard troops, the Washington Legislature convened Monday for a session that Gov. Jay Inslee said will "impact our state for generations."

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OLYMPIA — Washington state’s new covid-19 reopening plan went into effect this week. It is a notable departure from the plan that the state used last summer and fall.

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OLYMPIA — While the Washington State Legislature doesn’t even convene for its 2021 session until next week, more than 130 bills already await lawmakers in what’s expected to be a hectic schedule.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — The distribution and administration of covid-19 vaccines may still be in the early stages, but local officials have started preparing now for when shots are expected to become…

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Bird flu outbreaks this winter in Asia and Europe resemble the global spread of avian influenza just before the disease appeared in Washington state six years ago, the harbinger of a disaster …

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COLUMBIA RIVER — A new federal rule gives states and tribes greater flexibility to kill double-crested cormorants to help migrating salmon.

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Citing outside pressure, state officials told the department's Wolf Advisory Group that the agency must add a policy requiring ranchers in high-conflict areas to try new, unspecified non-letha…

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CATHLAMET — Two additional covid-19 cases were confirmed Nov. 25 in Wahkiakum County, bringing the total to 22 since the start of the pandemic.

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According to the first Washington State Food Security Survey, 30% of Washington households have experienced food insecurity since the implementation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Health…

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Agricultural products exported from Washington rose in late summer, joining some other sectors of the economy in surpassing expectations and improving the fiscal outlook for state government.

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La Nina tightened its cold grip on the Pacific Ocean in the past month, leading federal forecasters to predict the first strong La Nina in a decade.

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SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON — A hotly contested battle in Washington’s Third Congressional District has drawn the attention of outside spending groups in recent weeks, while both candidates are recei…

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A La Nina is expected to make winter in the Pacific Northwest wet and cold, relieving drought conditions in Oregon and Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

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The Washington Department of Ecology says it will regulate wetlands, streams and ditches not covered by the Trump administration’s definition of the waters of the U.S., effectively retaining t…

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Washington state voters will weigh in on just one ballot measure in this fall’s general election, but the intensity between supporters and opponents is fierce enough to make up for a lack of o…