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January 17, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Governor’s wife recovering after knee injury

New state First Lady Trudi Inslee was walking with a cane Thursday after injuring her knee earlier this week, according to a spokeswoman. The governor’s wife is expected to fully recover soon, said the spokeswoman, Jaime Smith. The injury occurred while walking, Smith said. It forced the First Lady to attend Wednesday night’s inaugural ball in…

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January 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Jay Inslee sworn in as governor of Washington state

Jay Inslee officially became Washington state’s 23rd governor at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning inside the state Capitol building. Breaking with tradition, the new governor took the oath of office in the rotunda of the Capitol, addressing supporters and onlookers in a brief speech afterwards. “Let’s go build a working Washington,” Inslee said to loud applause, before…

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