• Paid Family Leave Bill Signing

    Washington will soon become the fifth state in the U.S. to offer a paid family and medical leave program for workers. It’s arguably the most forward-thinking paid family leave program in the nation.

  • Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

    Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.

  • Children Youth and Families Bill Signing

    Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill to restructure how the state serves at-risk children and youth by creating the Department of Children, Youth and Families. It will be led by Ross Hunter, director of the state’s Department of Early Learning. 

  • K-12 Bill Signing

    Washington lawmakers have passed legislation to fully fund the state’s K-12 public schools. The agreement was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

  • Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

    Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

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State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Extend Burn Ban)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Re-extend Burn Ban)

Extending Hours for Fuel Truck Drivers

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

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State of Emergency (Okanogan County mudslides)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:56pm
Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to New York City and Connecticut this week to meet with international leaders for climate and economic discussions. He participated...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:16am
There are some things in life we do without thinking: washing our hands, morning showers, cleaning dishes. It’s basic hygiene taught from an early age and...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:32pm
Paraeducators support teachers with classroom instruction and management. But as the number of students whose first language is not English grows,...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:14pm
For many people, the idea of driving a car powered by a battery seems a little risky. While the traditional gasoline and diesel powered vehicle can travel...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:04pm
Washington is home to 17,000 “Dreamers” — young people brought to America during their youth who have lived the bulk of their lives in the United States,...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:21pm
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:57pm
Welcome to Washington state, home to 7 million people and the best economy in the nation. As you flew in, I’m sure you noticed the unparalleled natural...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:47pm
While legislators successfully approved new operating and transportation budgets during their recent session, schools, cities and counties across the state...
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:31am
Washington and many other states are bracing for unprecedented traffic problems on the days surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse.