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Gov. Inslee cites new data showing alarming increase in adolescent use of electronic cigarettes

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today released new data that shows Washington’s 8th and 10th grade students use electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,” at more than twice the rate that they smoke tobacco.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on news of weekend shutdown at West Coast ports

“I am deeply disappointed that Washington’s ports will shut down this weekend.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on the passing of Chinook Tribal Chairman Ray Gardner

“Trudi and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Chinook Nation and all Ray’s friends and family.

Gov. Inslee statement on UW President Michael Young’s departure for Texas A&M

“On behalf of all Washingtonians, I want to thank Michael Young for all he has done for the students and faculty of the University of Washington. He’ll be missed on campus and around the state and has left the UW poised for even more great things.”

Gov. Inslee continues push for health care cost transparency, reaches agreement for 2015 legislation

OLYMPIA – Consumers, employers, medical providers and policy makers will have the information they need to make informed decisions about buying and using health care under legislation proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Game on: Governors Baker, Hassan and Inslee wage friendly bet for 2015 Super Bowl to support food pantries

Govs. Jay Inslee, Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced what's at stake for their respective states over the outcome of the 2015 Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

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Governor requests SBA help for Grays Harbor homeowners, renters, small businesses hurt by early January storm

Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the Small Business Administration to make its disaster loan programs available to homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations hurt by flooding and mudslides caused by the January 3-6 winter storm.

Governor Inslee announces appointment of Derek Vanderwood to Clark County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he is appointing Derek Vanderwood to Clark County Superior Court. Vanderwood is replacing Judge John Nichols who is retiring after 18 years of service.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement about President Obama's State of the Union

"Tonight, President Obama offered bold ideas that confront some of the most important issues facing our nation, foremost among them the need to provide working families with a more meaningful share in our economic recovery.

Governor Inslee announces appointment of Patrick Dowd as Family and Children's Ombuds

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Patrick Dowd as director of the Washington State Office of the Family and Children’s Ombuds (OFCO), an office that investigates complaints about agency actions related to children welfare services and child protection.

Gov. Inslee and bipartisan group of legislators launch plan to cut state's high property crime rate

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Cantwell, Murray & Inslee: Keep Export-Import Bank Open, Protect 85,000 WA Jobs

Key U.S. export tool will expire in 100 days unless Congress acts; WA state would be hardest hit

Governor Inslee applauds President Obama's support for improvements to employment and training programs

President signs Sen. Murray’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Gov. Inslee request for federal disaster assistance approved

Late today, President Obama's Administration notified Gov. Jay Inslee he has approved assistance for Okanogan County and confederated Colville tribes for repairing or replacing public infrastructure lost as a result of recent wildfires.

FEMA denies individual assistance in wildfire areas

Gov. Jay Inslee was informed this evening that FEMA has denied the state's appeal for Individual Assistance following wildfires in Okanogan County and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Citing rail safety concerns, Inslee issues directive to increase oil safety, spill prevention and response efforts in Washington

In response to rapid changes in how crude oil is shipped through the Pacific Northwest, Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive to state agencies to increase the state’s oil spill prevention and response efforts.

Gov. Inslee’s statement on the passing of William E. Boeing Jr.

“Trudi and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Boeing Jr. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, June, and everyone in the Boeing family. Bill was a tremendous champion for aerospace, having made history in Washington that has changed the course of world transportation.

Inslee appoints Carol Gregory to serve as State Representative in the 30th Legislative District

Gregory will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Roger Freeman who passed away in October

Gov. Inslee proclaims state of emergency following severe storm in Western Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee this afternoon proclaimed a state of emergency in nine counties to facilitate debris removal and emergency repairs to state and local roadways impacted by a severe winter storm from Jan.

Inslee names Jane Rushford and Russ Hauge to the Liquor Control Board

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Jane Rushford as Chair of the Liquor Control Board and Russ Hauge as a Board Member. Their terms are effective Jan. 19, 2015 and Feb. 1, 2015 respectively.

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