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Washington Governor Fires Hospital Chief Following Escape
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday fired the head of psychiatric hospital in which an accused murderer escaped from last week.
The escape was the latest in a litany of problems at the 800-bed Western State Hospital, where violent assaults on both staff and patients have…
State Drought Declaration Won’t be Extended into Next Year
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have decided to let the statewide drought declaration expire at the end of this year.
KPQ-AM reports that the team that advises Gov. Jay Inslee on the issue recommended that the state Department of Ecology not extend the drought declaration at th…
Gov. Inslee Proposing Teacher’s Starting Pay Raise
 
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee wants Washington state's teachers to get a raise, so he has proposed raising the state's portion of a teacher's starting pay by $5,000 next fall to help retention rates across the state. The teacher proposal is separate from the budget plan, but it would requir…
Gov. Inslee Set to Release Supplemental Budget Proposal
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is set to release his supplemental budget proposal for the 2016 legislative session.
Inslee will release his plan Thursday morning. Lawmakers return to the Capitol next month, and the House and Senate will each present their own supplemental budget proposal…
State of Emergency Continues for Washington State
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency after days of hazardous weather with landslides, power outages and flooding of roadways, homes and property. The proclamation covers the series of storms that began Nov. 30 ...

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