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Dorn Testifies on Inslee's Inadequate Proposed Education Budget

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

January 8, 2016 - 17:19

Members of the bipartisan work group convened by Gov.


  • Budget
  • Education
  • K-12 Education

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Washington National Guard Mourns the Loss of a Citizen Soldier

    January 6, 2016 - 18:16
    Guard mourns the loss of a citizen-soldier, honors his sacrifice

    Inslee anuncia una iniciativa de salud pública para contener los crímenes con armas de fuego y suicidios

    January 6, 2016 - 18:16

    BURIEN – El Gobernador Jay Inslee firmó hoy una orden ejecutiva, executive order, para lanzar una iniciativa de salud pública a nivel estatal para reducir y prevenir fatalidades y lesiones relacionadas con armas d


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  • Statements from Gov. Jay Inslee and Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty following the death of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock

    January 6, 2016 - 17:46

    Gov. Jay Inslee and Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, commander of the Washington National Guard, issued the following statements today after learning about the death of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock in Afghanistan.

    Inslee announces public health initiative to curb gun crime and suicide

    January 6, 2016 - 13:13

    BURIEN – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order that launches a statewide public health initiative to reduce and prevent gun-related fatalities and injuries.


  • Public Safety
  • Inslee announces measures to strengthen cyber security and digital privacy

    January 6, 2016 - 10:08

    Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced an innovative partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the protection of critical infrastructure and government services.

    Inslee announces appointments to University of Washington Board of Regents

    January 5, 2016 - 13:20

    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Joel Benoliel to the University of Washington Board of Regents.


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  • Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on President Obama's executive action regarding gun violence

    January 5, 2016 - 11:28

    “We know we can reduce gun violence and we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so. President Obama’s actions are important steps forward to address the root causes of this scourge by improving data sharing, more effectively implementing current law, and advancing gun safety technology.

    Inslee statement on the announcement of Congressman Jim McDermott's retirement

    January 4, 2016 - 18:11

    “Jim has been a bold and progressive voice throughout his decades of service in Congress. He has capably represented Seattle on a long list of important issues including health care reform and his very vocal opposition to the Iraq War.