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Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee's chief of staff.
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Two years ago, Washington state promised to enact education policies favored by the Obama administration in exchange for a waiver from many of the requirements of the federal education law, also known as No Child Left Behind.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the state is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's March 31, 2014 proposal to amend the 2010 consent decree governing the retrieval and treatment of high-level radioactive and chemically hazardous waste at Hanford.
April is celebrated as 'Donate Life Month.' It is designed to bring light to the importance of being an organ donor.
Former King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Hilyer is running for the state Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice James M. Johnson's retirement at the end of the month.
Looks like newspapers across the state are chiming in on the fish-consumption issue, and nearly all of them see the same danger The Seattle Times observed in an editorial last week .
Washington State has two choices: a ten times higher rate of cancer among its population, particularly those who eat a lot of fish, or a bedraggled economy.
New Hampshire came close to becoming the 20th state to ban the death penalty on Thursday, falling just one vote short in the Republican-controlled state Senate.
The law requires a positive balance over the four years ending in mid-2017. A new budget outlook projects the state to be in the black at that point by a bare $19.5 million, in a projected budget of more than $36 billion.
Gov. Jay Inslee, he of the climate crusade and a book on clean energy, has hired a coal lobbyist for his staff, Sightline's Eric de Place reported this morning.
Gov. Jay Inslee has hired a coal lobbyist to direct his policy office, an eyebrow-raising selection for a governor who has insisted on sweeping scrutiny of coal export terminals proposed at Cherry Point, north of Bellingham, and along the Columbia River at Longview.
Governor Jay Inslee called on state lawmakers to raise Washington's minimum wage in his State of the State Address but Republicans think it would be job-killer.
In a classic instance of the revolving door between government and industry, Governor Inslee has decided to hire Matt Steuerwalt as the director of his policy office effective May 1. In recent years, Steuerwalt has acted as a lead lobbyist for coal-fired power in Washington, as well as for a now-defunct coal export proposal.
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. When Ron Haight fell off the back of his pickup truck in his Long Lake driveway two years ago in February, it was, at first, almost ironic.
The state of Washington’s focus on Hanford waste tanks and the vitrification plant could come at a big price to the rest of environmental cleanup at the nuclear reservation, according to the Tri-City Development Council.