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July 18, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Inslee signs law aimed at repeat DUI offenders

The Associated Press TACOMA — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure to more closely monitor motorists who repeatedly drive under the influence. Under the revised bill signed this morning in Tacoma, drivers charged with a second impaired driving offense would face mandatory arrest and booking in jail and have an interlock device installed on their…

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January 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Inslee, Ferguson to talk pot with U.S. Attorney General Holder

Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson are traveling to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss marijuana enforcement and implementation of Initiative 502, our state’s voter-approved legal pot law. The state law conflicts with federal law, which maintains that all forms of marijuana are illegal. As the state…

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May 13, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Snohomish County Council Chairman Brian Sullivan running for 1st Congressional District seat

Snohomish County Council Chair Brian Sullivan today announced his candidacy for the seat in the 1st Congressional District vacated by Jay Inslee, who quit in March to run for governor. Whoever wins the election would serve just the time remaining in Inslee’s term: basically, a month from the November elections to the start of the next session. The…

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April 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Election to replace Inslee may cost $1 million

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press OLYMPIA – The special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee may end up costing Washington state $1 million as state officials factor in the spending needed to educate voters about the confusing ballot situation, officials said Friday. Washington secretary of state spokesman Dave Ammons said the agency is asking lawmakers for…

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April 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Inslee unveils his vision for improving education

If elected governor, Jay Inslee proposes all-day kindergarten, letter grades for each Washington school and an expansion of specialty programs, but no charter schools. And unlike Republican Rob McKenna, Inslee did not unveil a large-scale overhaul of school funding at a Thursday afternoon news conference at Renton’s Talbot Hill Elementary. Inslee rolled out a more…

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March 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Jay Inslee to leave Congress to focus on gubernatorial race

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee acknowledges supporters after announcing he will quit Congress to focus full-time on his campaign. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee announced Saturday he will leave Congress to focus full-time on his campaign for governor. The seven-term Democrat made the announcement during a news  conference Saturday at his campaign headquarters in…

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