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January 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Inslee retains State Patrol and Corrections chiefs

Democratic Governor-elect Jay Inslee is reappointing Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste and Corrections Secretary Bernard Warner, his office announced Friday. The decision to retain Batiste came despite an effort by the union representing state troopers union to oust him. The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association had asked Inslee to replace Batiste with Lakewood Police…

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