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Inslee announces $16.3 million in AmeriCorps funding

Governor's Office - June 30, 2016 - 14:21

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Washington has been awarded $16.3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Inslee announces appointments to CARE Fund Board to ensure investment in cancer research

Governor's Office - June 30, 2016 - 08:39

OLYMPIA  Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the first appointees to the Cancer Research Endowment Authority Board.


Inslee honors 22 state government managers for excellence in leadership

Governor's Office - June 29, 2016 - 13:01

Gov. Jay Inslee today honored state agency managers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. The 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management was presented to 22 recipients at an awards luncheon at the Executive Residence.


Inslee and Japan Ambassador sign agreement to strengthen trade ties and increase cooperation

Governor's Office - June 28, 2016 - 16:50

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and Japan Ambassador to U.S.


Op-ed by Gov. Inslee: Congress must act now on oil trains

Governor's Office - June 23, 2016 - 14:54

Governor Inslee's op-ed in The Columbian published June 16, 2016

Inslee issues state directive for LGBTQ Inclusion and Safe Places Initiative

Governor's Office - June 23, 2016 - 13:17

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive launching a Safe Place WA initiative to promote LGBTQ inclusion practices and policies throughout state government. 

Dorn Testifies on Inslee's Inadequate Proposed Education Budget

Access Washington News - January 11, 2016 - 05:00
State Superintendent Randy Dorn today testified before the Senate Ways & Means Committee about Gov. Jay Inslee’s education budget proposal, which falls far short of what’s required to comply with the orders issued by the Supreme Court in McCleary v. Washington.

Legislators introduce bipartisan plan for taking next steps on K-12 funding reforms

Access Washington News - January 8, 2016 - 17:19

Members of the bipartisan work group convened by Gov.


  • Budget
  • Education
  • K-12 Education

    Access Washington News - January 8, 2016 - 17:07
    The Moran mountain road is now open up to Little Summit where it is closed. There is patchy ice and snow on the switchbacks. Drivers are advised to carry chains as road conditions may change.

    Attorney General calls for stronger open meetings law as part of 2016 legislative agenda

    Access Washington News - January 8, 2016 - 11:41

    Legislation to increase 45-year-old penalty from $100 to $500; enact $1,000 repeat violator penalty

    OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his proposed bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in government by enhancing penalties for violations of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).

    Bellevue Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

    Access Washington News - January 7, 2016 - 12:00
    State Superintendent Randy Dorn and other special guests made a surprise appearance this morning in Bellevue at International School’s schoolwide assembly.

    Closures on the Willapa Hills Trails

    Access Washington News - January 7, 2016 - 10:29
    A portion of the trail has collapsed east of Pe Ell, along the lake.

    AG: CenturyLink should pay maximum $11.5M penalty for six-hour 911 outage

    Access Washington News - January 7, 2016 - 10:18

    Utilities and Transportation Commission to decide penalty following Jan. 12 hearing

    SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson urges the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to reject a proposed settlement and impose the maximum regulatory penalty of $11.5 million on CenturyLink for a six-hour 911 outage that left the entire state without critical 911 services. The UTC will hold a hearing on Jan. 12 to consider penalties for the telecommunications company.

    Medicare offers weight loss program

    Access Washington News - January 7, 2016 - 10:05
    A new year has started and many of us have set weight loss as a goal. You may be thinking of looking into one of the many weight-loss programs available to consumers. However, if you’re on Medicare, did you know that it pays for obesity screening in some cases as a preventive service?
    For people who qualify for the obesity screening, Medicare pays for up to 22 face-to-face intensive counseling sessions during a 12-month period with a primary care doctor who accepts Medicare. Qualifying clients have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. 
    The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver recently featured a medical clinic that provides this service for Medicare recipients.

    If you are interested in this service, first you should contact your primary care doctor to see if he or she offers this type of program. You can read more about the coverage on Medicare’s website.