Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment." (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Inslee On Feds’ Marijuana Decision: We Can ‘Move Forward’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into […]

CBS Seattle–08/29/2013

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Prepare For Swift Budget Vote

Washington lawmakers hurried Friday to vote on a new state budget totaling $33.6 billion, just hours after making it available to the public. The 483-page spending plan was released overnight Friday, and lawmakers hope to pass the measure before the end of the day.

CBS Seattle–06/28/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

DOE Secretary To Visit Hanford Next Week

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says new federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to visit the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next week.

CBS Seattle–06/14/2013

File photo of people gathered outside of the Washington state capitol building in Olympia, Wash. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Local Agencies Prepping For Possible Shutdown

Washington state agencies are working to identify which areas of government will need to cease operations if the Legislature fails to pass a budget over the next 18 days.

CBS Seattle–06/13/2013

The bridge collapse at the Interstate 5 corridor over the Skagit River. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Feds Look For Temporary Fix After I-5 Bridge Collapse

Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee cautioned Friday that major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months.

05/24/2013

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Inslee Signs $8.7 Billion Transportation Budget

Gov. Jay Inslee signed off on an $8.7 billion transportation budget Monday that puts money toward maintaining state roadways and continues spending on existing big-ticket projects.

CBS Seattle–05/21/2013

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State Senate Committee OKs Tougher DUI Law

A Senate committee approved a plan Tuesday that would toughen Washington’s drunk driving laws.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2013

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Gov. Inslee Signs Law Creating Firearm Offender Registry

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Wednesday a measure that creates a registry for firearm offenders in Washington, similar to the sex offender registry.

CBS Seattle–05/08/2013

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Gov. Inslee Signs Pot Law Changes

Washington finalized swift changes to the state’s definition of marijuana Wednesday after prosecutors and crime lab scientists expressed concern about the technical aspects of a voter-approved legalization initiative.

CBS Seattle–05/01/2013

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Inslee Signs Gender-Neutral Language Bill

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed off on the final installment of a six-year effort to make language in the state’s copious laws gender-neutral.

CBS Seattle–04/23/2013

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