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May 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Saturday Memo: 520 bridge closed … Inslee lunches with billionaire … It’s Darrington Day

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed until 5 a.m.  Monday.  Lots of summer roadwork and traffic tie-ups are ahead. Here’s a guide to the gridlock. Which billionaire did Inslee invite for lunch? California billionaire Tom Steyer, a major political ally in Gov. Jay Inslee’s efforts to pass…

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May 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Inslee seeks federal help after North Bend explosion

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government for disaster declaration to help businesses and families in King County who were affected by a natural-gas explosion. On Thursday, Inslee asked the Small Business Administration for a “physical and economic” disaster declaration for the North Bend explosion that occurred on April 25 and…

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May 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Gov. Inslee approves $150,000 to promote Darrington tourism

Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a Snohomish County request for $150,000 to market and promote Darrington and Stillaguamish Valley tourism, Snohomish County announced today. Inslee approved the Snohomish County Office of Economic Development’s request for $150,000 to promote the areas and help mitigate the economic losses resulting from the Oso mudslide. The Office of Economic Development plans…

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March 31, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gov. Jay Inslee seeks ‘major disaster’ status for mudslide

By Seattle Times staff reporter Kyung M. Song WASHINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday asked the federal government to declare the Snohomish County mudslide a “major disaster,” which would qualify victims for direct federal aid for housing, unemployment and other losses. Inslee’s request to President Obama comes nine days after the devastation that has killed at…

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March 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Inslee: ‘The scope of this is almost unbelievable’

ARLINGTON – After flying over the scene of the Highway 530 mudslide near Oso, Gov. Jay Inslee says he was “left with a sense of awe that water and dirt can do that.” “The scope of this is almost unbelievable and it’s just heart-rending,” he said by phone. “There are people who are missing and people who…

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March 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Inslee, Murray holding mudslide news conference at noon

Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will hold a news conference at noon to discuss the Oso mudslide. They’ll take media questions in front of the Arlington Police Department. Other officials also will be on hand, including U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, and representatives from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s…

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February 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Snow ahead? … Murray backs police chief … Rice tweets apparent goodbye

Weather: Low 40s today, and dipping to mid-30s many places tonight. Still, some places could be cold enough for snow tonight and early Sunday. Check details on the National Weather Service forecast. Inslee thinks about raising state workers’ minimum wage:  Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday his administration is considering raising the minimum…

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February 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Police now say up to 500,000 expected for Seahawks parade

The Seahawks parade is slated to start just south of Seattle Center, at Denny Way, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Spectators should be prepared for a crowd of up to 500,000 people, and they should bundle up, because it’s going to be downright freezing. Temperatures along the downtown parade route are expected to be in the mid-20s, says…

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December 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Crash critically injures 3 … Inslee’s first year … Seahawk stakes

Three hurt critically: Two people were trapped in a car and another thrown from it early Sunday morning on Auburn Way South east of the Muckleshoot Casino.  Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and King County Medic One responded at 2:23 a.m. and found a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a…

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December 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

2 Seattle lawyers appointed King County judges

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Rogoff and John Chun, a civil lawyer, to the King County Superior Court bench.

Rogoff spent the past six years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 12 years with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and two years in private practice. As an assistant U.S. attorney, Rogoff prosecuted Weldon Marc Gilbert, the millionaire Lake Tapps pilot convicted of luring boys and more than a dozen others into sadistic sexual abuse with offers of flying lessons, trips, alcohol help with homework.

As a deputy prosecutor, Rogoff pursued the case against Dr. Charles Momah, the former obstetrician-gynecologist found guilty of  sexual crimes against four patients.

Chun, a labor and employment litigation specialist at Summit Law Group, previously worked at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates).  According to his profile on the Summit Law Group site, Chun’s practice “focuses on complex employment, commercial, and international cases. He also provides services as an investigator, arbitrator, and mediator in various types of matters.”

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