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Inslee tours Olympic Peninsula to discuss maritime industry

June 8, 2018 Story  Gov. Jay Inslee got a first-hand look at Washington’s robust maritime industry and workforce training efforts during a trip to the Olympic Peninsula on Thursday. Those efforts include strategic investments, as well as partnerships with local governments and businesses, to grow living wage jobs and opportunities …

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Juvenile justice reform taking shape in Washington

June 7, 2018 Story  Washington took significant steps this year to reform the criminal justice system for children and teens convicted of crimes. Those changes take effect today and are due, in part, to the participation of incarcerated youth themselves. One of the bills signed into law by Gov. Jay …

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State’s new Equal Pay Opportunity Act takes effect today

TUMWATER — Starting today in Washington, employees are legally required to receive equal pay and career advancement opportunities, regardless of gender. The changes are a result of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, sponsored by Rep. Tana Senn and signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in March. The new regulations …

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Inslee statement on the Washington Supreme Court's McCleary ruling

June 7, 2018 Summary  Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement on the state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling that the state is fully funding basic education for K-12 and is no longer required to pay daily fines. The ruling comes after the Legislature has committed more than $6.5 billion …

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Report: Washington is best state for building Boeing’s new mid-market aircraft

June 6, 2018 Story  When it comes to attracting the manufacture of Boeing’s next big airliner — and the jobs that come with it — Washington is pulling no punches: It asked a leading aerospace consultant to conduct the most comprehensive state-by-state aerospace competitiveness study ever done. The results of that research, unveiled Wednesday …

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Inslee statement on Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling

June 4, 2018 Story  “Intolerance has no home in Washington state, and today’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision by the Supreme Court does nothing to change that. Our effort to protect couples from unlawful discrimination was upheld in the Arlene’s Flowers case by our state Supreme Court last year, and remains the …

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Op-ed: We're keeping our Paris climate change commitments and our economies are booming

June 1, 2018 Story  Op-ed in USA Today with Govs. Jerry Brown and Andrew Cuomo A year after Donald Trump’s retreat from Paris, we’re fighting the climate change threat and our states are booming. But we need the feds back in the game. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a …

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Inslee appoints Teresa Berntsen director of Department of Licensing

May 31, 2018 Story  Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Teresa Berntsen as director of the Department of Licensing. She will take over the role from Pat Kohler who recently announced her plans to step down at the end of June. Berntsen is currently the director of the Office of Minority …

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Op-ed: Canadian oil pipeline is giant step backward

Op-ed in The Seattle Times: Canadian oil pipeline is giant step backward  Tags:  Op-Ed

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Schools, vulnerable buildings focus of emergency preparedness talk

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Inslee announces appointment to King County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Mafé Rajul to the King County Superior Court. Rajul replaces Beth Andrus, who was recently named to the Court of Appeals, Division 1. Tags:  Judicial Appointment

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Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum

The Capitol Campus has gone double platinum. Tags:  Economy Clean Energy Energy & Climate Climate News & Media

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Inslee and state legislators condemn Trump attacks on women’s health care

“President Trump’s plan to overhaul the Title X program is an outright assault on the health and autonomy of women across our country and goes against the will of the people who overwhelmingly support Title X.

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Inslee urges congressional delegation to oppose Farm Bill

Gov. Jay Inslee today sent a letter to Washington state’s congressional delegation urging them to oppose H.R.

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Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman jointly announced Tuesday they had secured funding for statewide ballot return postage in the 2018 Primary and General Elections.

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Inslee proclaims state of emergency in Eastern Washington due to flooding

Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency for Eastern Washington counties responding to flood conditions.

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Pat Kohler stepping down from Department of Licensing

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Pat Kohler, director of the Department of Licensing, is stepping down. Her last day will be June 30.

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Op-ed: Washington is Building 21st Century Infrastructure

Op-ed in American Infrastructure Magazine

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Inslee names former Ambassador Suzi LeVine as new Employment Security Department Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Suzan “Suzi” LeVine as commissioner of the Employment Security Department. LeVine replaces Dale Peinecke who announced his retirement in April. Tags:  Workforce Development

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Inslee announces appointment to Kitsap County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Michelle Adams to the Kitsap County Superior Court. She is replacing Judge Leila Mills, who is retiring on May 31.    

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Inslee announces appointment to Court of Appeals, Division 1

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Beth Andrus to the Court of Appeals, Division 1. She is replacing Judge Ronald Cox, who is retiring on May 31.

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Inslee announces appointment to Snohomish County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jennifer Langbehn to the Snohomish County Superior Court. She is replacing Judge Michael Downes who is retiring on May 31.

Washington state, Norway compare notes on electric ferries
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Washington state, Norway compare notes on electric ferries

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Family histories take root at state parks
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Family histories take root at state parks

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Accurate 2020 census a priority for Inslee
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Memorial reminds motorists of work zone safety
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Memorial reminds motorists of work zone safety

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Inslee statement on passing of Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney
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Inslee statement on passing of Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney

“This weekend Washington lost the Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney, one of Seattle’s civil rights leaders.

What are hubs and spokes and how can they help fight the opioid epidemic?
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What are hubs and spokes and how can they help fight the opioid epidemic?

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Statement on EPA's decision to weaken federal emissions standards
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Statement on EPA’s decision to weaken federal emissions standards

Gov. Jay Inslee and other leaders from the Pacific Coast Collaborative issued a joint statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to weaken federal emissions standards.

New Retirement Marketplace tool makes it easier for all Washington workers to save
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Inslee announces director of the Washington State Lottery
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Inslee announces director of the Washington State Lottery

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Marcus Glasper as director of the Washington State Lottery. Glasper has served as acting director since November 2017.

WorkSource helps thousands experience the power of a job
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WorkSource helps thousands experience the power of a job

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State Parks a key keeper of Washington’s history
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State Parks a key keeper of Washington’s history

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New law takes major step in transforming behavioral health care
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New law takes major step in transforming behavioral health care

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