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Inslee names Mark Quimby acting director of WaTech

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Mark Quimby acting director of WaTech. Quimby takes over from James Weaver who served as director since 2018. Weaver announced last month that he is leaving WaTech to lead North Carolina’s Department of Information Technology.

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Inslee statement on Biden educator and licensed childcare workers vaccination directive

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today following President Joe Biden’s directive that all states must prioritize vaccinations of teachers and childcare workers.

Inslee announces proclamations on COVID-19 and winter weather, updates air travel proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee today updated proclamation 20-83 regarding quarantine requirements for air travel. Inslee also released new proclamations related to winter weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief bill

Inslee names Karen A. Johnson, PhD, director of new state Office of Equity

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Karen A. Johnson, PhD, director of the newly created state Office of Equity. The Office of Equity, established by the Legislature, was signed into law by Inslee in April of 2020.

ICYMI: Canada makes border exemption for Point Roberts residents

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Canada will not require COVID-19 testing for Point Roberts residents who travel through Canada for essential services.

Inslee announces five regions to progress to Phase 2

Inslee statement on U.S. Rep. Simpson's proposed Columbia Basin legislation

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding a proposal to recover salmon in the Pacific Northwest from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, an Idaho Republican.

Inslee signs bipartisan bill to support business and workers

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Inslee statement on federal aid for wildfire damage in Eastern Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after the Biden administration approved the state's Major Disaster Declaration request for nine counties and two tribes in Eastern Washington that were affected by wildfires in 2020.

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Inslee issues proclamation related to COVID-19 and foster care age limits

Inslee statement on Biden climate plan

Inslee updates COVID-19 proclamation related to long-term care

Washington COVID-19 vaccine distribution hits 500,000 total doses administered

Inslee announces ongoing security measures on Capitol Campus

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that there will be long-term additional security measures in place at the state Capitol in Olympia, even as the Washington National Guard begins to drawdown its presence that followed increased threats leading up to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

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Inslee statement on inauguration of President Biden

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following the inauguration of President Joseph Biden.

"We have two things to sustain our nation this morning from our new president;

"First, disagreement cannot lead to disunion.

"Second, we will get through this together.

Inslee extends 26 proclamations relating to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued extensions of 26 emergency proclamations, which were extended by the Legislature on Jan.

Inslee appoints Camara Banfield to the Clark County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Camara Banfield today to the Clark County Superior Court. She replaces Judge Bernard Veljacic, who was recently appointed to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.

Inslee announces state plan for widespread vaccine distribution and administration

State of Innovation Challenge invites Washington youth to design solutions to the state's big issues

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