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December 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Inslee declares emergency to aid roadway repairs

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in five counties in order to help with emergency repairs to roads damaged in recent storms. The proclamation signed Wednesday allows the state transportation department to seek federal money for roadway damage that occurred between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1. The proclamation covers Clallam, Jefferson, King,…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: Gov. Jay Inslee, King County

November 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Public memorial for Gov. Inslee’s father to be held Sunday

A public memorial for Frank Inslee, a well-known Seattle educator, school counselor and coach, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse, 8498 Seaview Place N. in Seattle. Inslee, who died Oct. 13 at the age of 88, was the father of Gov. Jay Inslee. He was a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a Navy veteran,…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Frank Inslee, Gov. Jay Inslee

November 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Governor: Wear red and white Monday to support Marysville

Gov. Jay Inslee is urging people across Washington to wear red and white on Monday to support communities affected by the Oct. 24 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Red and white are the school’s colors. “School will be back in session at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Monday, Nov. 3. When students and staff walk back into…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Gov. Jay Inslee, Marysville Pilchuck High School, Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

October 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

2 women sentenced for burglary of Inslee’s office

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Two women have been sentenced to 20 days of work release and two years of probation for a burglary at the office of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The pair — 23-year-old Emily E. Huntzicker, of Beaverton, Ore., and 28-year-old Rachel A. Kamiya, of Seattle — admitted stealing several items, including a bottle of…


Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, Gov. Jay Inslee, Thurston County Superior Court

September 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Inslee asks feds to reconsider aid for wildfire homeowners

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state’s largest wildfire. Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought. The governor wrote to President Obama, saying temporary housing assistance from the federal government is needed for a full economic recovery. He says hundreds…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: disaster relief, federal aid, Gov. Jay Inslee

August 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Court’s psychiatric boarding ban will cost Washington tens of millions

Complying with the state Supreme Court’s recent ban on warehousing psychiatric patients in hospital emergency rooms will cost Washington’s already underfunded mental health system tens of millions of dollars, health administrators said Thursday morning. The state has been scrambling to respond to the high court’s ruling for the past week, but so far has only been able to free…


Comments | Topics: Andi Smith, Department of Social and Health Services, Gov. Jay Inslee

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…


Comments | More in | Topics: Casey Kasem, Darrington, Gov. Jay Inslee

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…


Comments | Topics: explosion, Gov. Jay Inslee, North Bend

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…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: disaster, Gov. Jay Inslee, Oso mudslide

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