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May 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Update: Seattle attorney’s rape trial to proceed on schedule

Update at 3:58 p.m.: Turns out jury selection will go forward on Monday in the rape case against Seattle attorney Danford Grant. “Judge Yu has informed the parties that she has a contingency plan in place for the case to go forward as scheduled, under a different judge,” Ian Goodhew, deputy chief of staff for Dan…

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April 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Gov. Inslee pushes carbon limit, appoints task force

Calling the reduction of carbon pollution “a moral responsibility,” Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order today to push Washington closer to a limit on carbon emissions. The governor’s rhetoric was urgent and his goals sweeping, but his executive order called for action to move at a deliberate pace. Inslee appointed a 21-member task force to help…

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April 14, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Oso mudslide victims

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive Monday that flags at all state facilities in Washington be lowered to half-staff Tuesday in memory of the victims of the Oso-area mudslide on March 22, according to a news release. Inslee and other state officials will meet at the flag circle outside the Legislative Building in Olympia at noon…

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April 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Inslee praises disaster declaration during visit to Arlington

ARLINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee today expressed appreciation for President Obama’s decision to declare the Oso-area mudslide a major disaster, clearing the way for federal assistance ranging from money to pay for temporary housing, home repairs, the replacement of household items and unemployment benefits. In a brief meeting with the media after landing in Arlington, Inslee said, “Having said we’re very…

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April 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Thorp named to King County Superior Court bench

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday he is appointing Tanya Thorp, a 12-year veteran of the state Attorney General’s Office, to the King County Superior Court to replace Judge Joan DuBuque, who is retiring after serving more than 30 years on the bench. Thorp, 35, of Seattle, received her law degree cum laude from Seattle University in 2002;…

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April 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Obama declares major disaster for mudslide damage

The Associated Press OLYMPIA  — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for damage caused by a deadly landslide in Washington state. The declaration makes programs available to help individuals and businesses affected by the March 22 slide that killed more than two dozen people. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that the declaration also provides help…

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March 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Rescuers say voices are no longer coming from mudslide area

With at least 18 people still missing and hundreds waiting to hear about the fate of loved ones in a mile-wide mudslide, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said rescuers haven’t reported hearing any voices from the slide area since Saturday night. “The anxiety of that is beyond description,” Gov. Jay Inslee said at a noon news…

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February 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Inslee: meeting with US education chief productive

The Associated Press Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state’s waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The governor said in a statement that “there’s a possibility to develop a positive path forward that has…

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December 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Shorter sentence denied for inmate convicted of 2001 Everett murder

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has denied a recommendation from the state’s clemency board to grant a shortened sentence to a woman who is in the midst of a 22-year sentence for her role in a deadly group attack on a 64-year-old man that occurred when she was 14. Inslee’s attorney, Nicholas…

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August 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Feds won’t challenge Washington’s pot law

The federal government will not try to block Washington state’s recreational marijuana legalization law, Gov. Jay Inslee announced this morning. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered his long-awaited decision on a potential legal challenge in a phone call with Inslee and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper just after 9 a.m., according to Inslee’s staff. Colorado’s legalization law, also…

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