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Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding requests for investigations into Planned Parenthood

Governor's Office - 3 hours 40 min ago

“Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a full range of affordable health care and family planning services.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding requests for investigations into Planned Parenthood

Access Washington News - 3 hours 40 min ago

“Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a full range of affordable health care and family planning services.

Spills lead to $99,000 penalty for Emerald Services, Inc.

Access Washington News - 5 hours 22 sec ago
Two spills of hazardous wastes in two days last December at Emerald Services, Inc.’s Tacoma facility led to a $99,000 penalty issued by the Washington Department of Ecology. Read more....

Attorney General urges Avista's electric rates be reduced 5.9 percent

Access Washington News - 5 hours 58 min ago

SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Office has challenged Avista Corp.’s request to raise rates for its utility customers, instead recommending a reduction for electric rates.

Inslee directing Ecology to develop regulatory cap on carbon emissions

Governor's Office - July 28, 2015 - 13:05

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to step up enforcement of existing state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. Inslee said Washingtonians have too much at stake to wait any longer for legislative action.

Inslee directing Ecology to develop regulatory cap on carbon emissions

Access Washington News - July 28, 2015 - 13:05

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to step up enforcement of existing state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. Inslee said Washingtonians have too much at stake to wait any longer for legislative action.

15-051 Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Fort Casey Historical State Park

Access Washington News - July 27, 2015 - 18:01
State Parks and the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse invite you to celebrate National Lighthouse Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park.

Dorn Files Brief Urging Legislators Back to Olympia to Fully Fund Basic Education

Access Washington News - July 27, 2015 - 16:30
State Superintendent Randy Dorn today filed an amicus brief with the state Supreme Court, urging justices to take firm action on education funding.

Medicare and Medicaid celebrate 50 years this week

Access Washington News - July 27, 2015 - 11:32
July 30 is the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which serves 1 out of every 3 Americans. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will join the celebration by speaking at the Northwest regional event, held on July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greenwood Senior Center in Seattle. The event is being hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region X Office.

Commissioner Kreidler will join a panel of experts to discuss how Medicare and Medicaid have changed society and the ways in which we can work together to strengthen and improve health care for future generations in Washington state.

You’re invited to attend the celebration; register here.

CMS is observing the 50th anniversary by reflecting on the impact of these two programs and raising awareness about the services they provide to Americans.

AG makes crowdfunded company pay for shady deal

Access Washington News - July 27, 2015 - 11:11

Restitution for Washington backers, civil penalties

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the successful conclusion of the first enforcement action in the nation against a crowdfunded project that didn’t follow through on its promise to backers.

More seniors, disabled citizens qualify for property tax relief

Access Washington News - July 24, 2015 - 13:07
OLYMPIA – July 24, 2015 – Some seniors and disabled citizens will have an easier time qualifying for property tax relief starting with their 2016 tax bill.

New feature allows businesses to print reseller permits

Access Washington News - July 24, 2015 - 13:06
OLYMPIA – July 23, 2015 – Misplaced your reseller permit? No worries. The Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) has simplified the process for businesses to view or print their reseller permit, which allows approved retailers and wholesalers to purchase items for resale without paying sales tax.

Pre-statehood water rights curtailed in the Yakima Basin

Access Washington News - July 24, 2015 - 11:30
Water rights that were among the earliest in the Territory of Washington to be used for irrigation have been shut off in tributaries of the Yakima River due to extreme drought conditions. Read more....

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on the death of Donald Chin

Governor's Office - July 23, 2015 - 14:24

“Trudi and I share in the terrible shock and deep mourning following this morning’s tragic and violent loss of Donnie Chin. We don’t know exactly what happened on that street in Seattle’s International District early this morning.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on the death of Donald Chin

Access Washington News - July 23, 2015 - 14:24

“Trudi and I share in the terrible shock and deep mourning following this morning’s tragic and violent loss of Donnie Chin. We don’t know exactly what happened on that street in Seattle’s International District early this morning.

Airmen practice earthquake communications

Access Washington News - July 23, 2015 - 14:16
After a huge earthquake, the Air National Guard would step in and help connect eastern and western Washington again