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The Washington Supreme Court has its first openly-gay, Asian-American, Latina justice. Former King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was sworn-in Tuesday.

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Governor Jay Inslee was able to get up close to drilling machines on the damaged Wanapum Dam in central Washington Wednesday. He visited Wanapum after it came out this week that the dam’s massive crack was caused by fundamental design errors and bad concrete pours in 1960.

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In the world of Democratic politics, Tom Steyer, a former California hedge-fund manager, is like a real-life Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has appointed the first openly gay justice to the Washington Supreme Court.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed an executive order that calls for a new cap-and-market program to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Flags are flying at half mast across Washington state this afternoon to honor victims of last month's deadly landslide.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the U.S. Department of Energy is failing to provide him a “comprehensive” Hanford clean-up plan.

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They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee is preparing to take action on an issue that could secure his legacy -- or complicate his re-election chances.

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President Obama recently ordered a minimum wage increase for federal contractors. Now Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he may consider a similar executive order at the state level.

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A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee says as long as he’s in office the state won’t execute death row inmates.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee continued his push on Tuesday for lawmakers to close tax exemptions to fund education.

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The battle over Washington’s minimum wage could soon heat up at the Capitol. House Democrats may roll out a proposal as early as this week to increase the state’s base wage.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee introduced key policy proposals in his State of the State speech Tuesday. 

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he will continue to push for a gas tax package in the 60-day session that starts Monday. But a key transportation leader in the State Senate signaled Thursday that prospects for a deal may be dimming.

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 Washington Governor Jay Inslee says it’s time for a discussion on raising the state’s minimum wage - already the nation's highest.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s hopes for a gas tax package agreement before the end of the year have been dashed.

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More prison beds, but no cost of living raises for school teachers are two takeaways after Washington Governor Jay Inslee proposed a modest update to the state’s two-year budget.

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It’s not just the weather that’s been frosty. So are political relations in the Washington state Capitol.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been dealt a setback in his campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

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A proposed gas tax package is a top priority of Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Boeing company as it decides where to site the 777X assembly line.

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The Washington Legislature is plowing ahead with a package of tax breaks and incentives to convince the Boeing Company to build its next big jet in Washington.

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Governor Jay Inslee says he can’t overstate the upside of Washington winning production of Boeing’s next generation 777 airliner.

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Washington lawmakers convene in special session Thursday in an effort to win production of the next Boeing 777.

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 The Boeing Company and its Machinists union have reached a tentative deal that clears the way to build Boeing's next big jet in Washington state.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has said he wants a transportation funding package on his desk by the end of November. Key lawmakers met with the Democratic governor Wednesday on this topic.

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A dried-out three-mile-stretch of creek in Central Washington will soon swell again with water. It’s part of a project near Ellensburg to pipe irrigation water from the Yakima River to keep water in the creek for salmon and steelhead.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has laid out his wish list for how he'd like the state to combat global warming pollution.

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The governors of Washington, Oregon and Idaho say they have no plans to reopen national parks and monuments using state dollars. President Obama has given states that option as the federal government shutdown stretches into day 11 and beyond.

Utah immediately took the president up on his offer.  A $1.6 million check to the federal treasury allows the Beehive State to reopen several economically important national parks and monuments.

But here in the Northwest, tourist magnets like Mount Rainier, Crater Lake and Craters of the Moon remain closed.

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