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Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

In a televised address, Jay Inslee announced a framework for a very gradual end to social lockdown.

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4
Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo

Inslee: We are not close, yet, to lifting restrictions

Governor warns lockdown may last a while, and builders offer path to freeing their industry now.

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Inslee signs order to free hundreds of nonviolent prisoners

The state may release up to 950 inmates as officials look to prevent COVID-19 deaths behind bars.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)
Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

After a protest at the Monroe prison, the state says it will take steps to thin populations immediately.

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern
Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year
Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

As in other states, demand for intensive health care due to COVID-19 is expected to peak later in April.

Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)
Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

The governor said Wednesday that the state must become self-reliant in the fight against COVID-19.

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment
Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

“Thousands of calls” from residents concerned about businesses and people not following restrictions.

Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)
Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.
Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak
Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea
Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples
You’ve been hacked! Data breaches in Washington on the rise

You’ve been hacked! Data breaches in Washington on the rise

But fewer people had personal information compromised from cyberattacks in 2019 compared to 2018.

You’ve been hacked! Data breaches in Washington on the rise
Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure

They claim I-976 is unconstitutionally broad. Tim Eyman calls the litigation a “slap in the face” of voters.

Governments, transit agencies sue to block car-tab measure
Eyman cohorts fined $1M in campaign finance case

Eyman cohorts fined $1M in campaign finance case

Judge says Citizen Solutions hid source of money steered to Eyman for his personal and political use

Eyman cohorts fined $1M in campaign finance case
Too few dollars spent to repair roads, bridges and ferries

Too few dollars spent to repair roads, bridges and ferries

Lawmakers told that lack of maintenance funds has transportation system ‘in a glide path to failure.’

Too few dollars spent to repair roads, bridges and ferries
‘Tough as nails’ ex-Supreme Court justice offers to help Eyman

‘Tough as nails’ ex-Supreme Court justice offers to help Eyman

Richard Sanders is first demanding that Eyman give the court unfettered access to his bank accounts.

‘Tough as nails’ ex-Supreme Court justice offers to help Eyman
This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time
To spur investment, marijuana businesses want rules eased

To spur investment, marijuana businesses want rules eased

Another group has proposed a low-interest loan program, to help women- and minority-owned startups.

To spur investment, marijuana businesses want rules eased