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Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo

Inslee: We are not close, yet, to lifting restrictions

Governor warns lockdown may last a while, and builders offer path to freeing their industry now.

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Inslee signs order to free hundreds of nonviolent prisoners

The state may release up to 950 inmates as officials look to prevent COVID-19 deaths behind bars.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

After a protest at the Monroe prison, the state says it will take steps to thin populations immediately.

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern
Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year
Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

As in other states, demand for intensive health care due to COVID-19 is expected to peak later in April.

Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)
Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

The governor said Wednesday that the state must become self-reliant in the fight against COVID-19.

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment
Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

“Thousands of calls” from residents concerned about businesses and people not following restrictions.

Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)
Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.
Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak
Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples
Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Teachers ratified a new contract Monday and the Board of Education will consider it next month.

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers
Who can spark Washington’s GOP base?

Who can spark Washington’s GOP base?

President Donald Trump says he wants the Grand Old Party to keep its grip on Congress and vows to campaign on behalf of Republican candidates… Continue reading

Who can spark Washington’s GOP base?
WA Republicans get ‘whupped’ in primary election

WA Republicans get ‘whupped’ in primary election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading

WA Republicans get ‘whupped’ in primary election
WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning

Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading

WA gun buyers may get their own Surgeon General’s Warning
State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

State money for postage-paid ballots might not be enough

Snohomish County gets $166,000, but if turnout is high this year, it might cost more.

Photo by Matt Phelps

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps
Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald