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Inslee appoints Dan Pacholke as Secretary of the Washington Department of Corrections

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he’s appointed Dan Pacholke to serve as the new Secretary of Corrections for the State of Washington, effective October 17, 2015.

Inslee’s statement on appointment of Dr. Ana Mari Cauce as UW President

“Congratulations to Ana Mari Cauce on her appointment to serve as the University of Washington’s new president. Dr. Cauce is an outstanding choice – a longtime Husky with a deep commitment to UW, its mission, and its students.

Inslee receives news publishers’ award for commitment to open government

Gov. Jay Inslee today received an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for his work to keep state government open, transparent and accountable.

DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children

OLYMPIA -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents.

Inslee announces new path on water quality rule, continues work on broader toxics reduction efforts

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he’s directing the state Department of Ecology to draft a new clean water rule that will preserve the state’s decision-making control over how to meet federal requirements.

Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for summer wildfires, windstorm

OLYMPIA— Gov.

Inslee appoints Jackie Shea Brown to newly created Benton-Franklin County Superior Court position

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jackie Shea Brown to a newly created position on the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court.

Inslee’s remarks regarding the shooting at Umpqua Community College

The governor held a general media avail earlier today where he made brief remarks about the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Boards and commissions appointments by Governor Jay Inslee – September 2015

This is the latest monthly recap of board and commission appointments made by Gov. Jay Inslee. This list only reflects appointments that are effective beginning in September 2015.

Washington state receives federal grant to help launch design of paid family leave program

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez today announced that Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. Gov.

President Xi visit helped showcase Washington state as “world-class center of innovation”

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation departed from Paine Field today following two full days of meetings and announcements with many of Washington’s top business and government leaders.

Inslee and bipartisan group of U.S. governors sign accord with Chinese governors to promote clean energy technology and economic development

Gov. Jay Inslee today, along with four other U.S. governors, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and six Chinese governors and leaders to discuss opportunities for collaboration on clean energy technology and economic development.

Governor Jay Inslee statement on REC Silicon Moses Lake announcement re impacts from solar trade disagreement

“I am deeply troubled by the situation faced by REC Silicon’s polysilicon manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, due to an ongoing trade dispute affecting U.S. and Chinese solar industries.

Seattle will be first stop for Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to United States

Seattle has been confirmed as the first stop for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation who will be visiting the United States next week.

Federal apprenticeship grants will help Washington high-tech workers

OLYMPIA — A new $5 million federal grant awarded to Washington today will expand technology job opportunities for women, minorities, veterans and others in the state. The U.S.

Inslee and trade delegation return from trade mission to Asia

Gov. Jay Inslee today returned from a nine-day trade mission to Korea and Japan where he and more than 100 delegates met with top-level business and government leaders to promote trade and collaboration on everything from aerospace and wine to emergency preparedness and climate change.

Inslee announces grant funding to assist communities with wildfire recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the Washington State Department of Commerce to make funding available to assist disaster recovery efforts in communities devastated by this season’s wildfires.

Gov. Inslee appoints Rep. Ross Hunter as director of the Department of Early Learning

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed state Rep. Ross Hunter as director of the Department of Early Learning, saying the veteran lawmaker and former Microsoft executive has a strong mix of skills and passion for the job.

Mensaje de Evacuación del Gobernador Jay Inslee

"Quiero hacer un llamado a la gente de toda área de incendio en Washington a poner atención, obedecer las órdenes de evacuación y no tomar riesgos innecesarios.

Inslee statement regarding heeding evacuation orders in Eastern Washington due to wildfire danger

“I want to urge people in the area of any Washington wildfire to heed evacuation orders and not take unnecessary risks. If you hear your town or area is under a Level 3 immediate evacuation notice that means there is very serious and very real threat.

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