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Go outside: New report stresses the importance of outdoor rec
Outdoor recreation is critical to the health of residents and the economy of Washington, and should be treated it as an essential government service like transportation and public safety, concludes a draft report issued Tuesday.
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In Our View/Force reductions and Washington bases: Irony and military spending
The challenge with reforming America's armed services' budget is managing a culture of dependence.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Under assault from Big Green, coal is fighting back
When Oregon regulators killed plans for Columbia River coal export docks Aug. 18, Big Green redirected its minions and money northward to the decisive battlefield: Cherry Point, Wash., and the proposed $600 million Pacific Gateway Terminal for shipping 48 million tons of Powder River Basin coal annually from Montana , Wyoming and North Dakota to ... (more)
Extent of 'psychiatric boarding' problem unknown
Washington hospitals support a Supreme Court decision to consider a 120-day delay of a ban on sending psychiatric patients to emergency rooms, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
New Bellevue College student trustee to remain humble
Stassney Obregon had just enough time to apply to the Bellevue College Board of Trustees before the 19-year-old student had to return to the Phillipines to see her ailing father.
Teen Girl Loves Computer Science, But Struggles To Fit Into The Field
It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
State’s boarding ban is delayed until justices can rule
The state's ban on psychiatric boarding will not go into effect until the state Supreme Court rules on a request for a 120-day delay.
Inslee tells Army he opposes Lewis-McChord cuts
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposing personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis McChord, saying they would hurt the economy.
The Connection Between Ferguson And The Fatal Oso Slide
A special commission investigating the Oso landslide began its work Friday with a tour of the site of the deadly slide.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Crestline returns 'home'
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Gov. Jay Inslee will attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Crestline.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
SR 530 Landslide Commissioners tour Oso
Members of the newly appointed SR 530 Landslide Commission toured the slide site in Oso for the first time Friday.
After fire: Business survey says wages, sales, profits up in smoke
A fleet of dozens of brand new golf carts were among the many assets lost in the Alta Lake fire last month.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
First visit to site of deadly landslide stuns commissioners
Members of a commission studying the deadly March 22 landslide in Snohomish County visit the area Friday.
Inslee OKs $30M to ease mental health bed shortage
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds to hospitals around the state.
Editorial: FEMA should help Okanogan County rebuild after wildfires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency should reconsider its decision to deny assistance to individuals harmed in the devastasting Okanogan County fire.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Auburn CPA works with governor and his team
Jake Hanes, certified public accountant and owner of Action Tax Service in Auburn, recently rubbed shoulders with Gov. Jay Inslee and staff to provide the state with several business tax-saving strategies, helping both the government and small business owner.
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Governor Inslee opposed to new taxes on internet access
What seemed almost impossible a few months ago is becoming more probable with each passing day; taxes being charged for internet access.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Grain exports: Workers were locked out, not on strike
The Seattle Times' negative editorial regarding Gov. Jay Inslee's intervention on the side of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's labor dispute with United Grain is incredibly slanted and biased [" Close call on grain exports offers a lesson ," Opinion, Aug. 13].
Washington State Health Care Authority Selects Limeade to Improve...
Limeade , a technology company that builds happy, healthy, high-performing workforces for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced it will power the State of Washington's new wellness program, SmartHealth .