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White House, tribal leaders hail 'historic' deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

Feb. 23, 2024 18:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally launching a $1 billion plan to help recover depleted salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Washington lawmakers advance bill making it a felony to threaten election workers

Feb. 22, 2024 16:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make harassing election workers a felony, three months after four county election offices received envelopes containing suspicious powder — including three testing positive for fentanyl — and had to be evacuated. ...

Washington state to develop guidelines for agencies using generative AI

Jan. 30, 2024 16:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The governor of Washington on Tuesday called for the state to develop best practices on how agencies should use generative artificial intelligence as it continues to incorporate the technology into government operations. “It’s our duty to the public to be...

Starting his final year in office, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee stresses he isn't finished yet

Jan. 09, 2024 19:22 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Addressing the Legislature at the start of his final year in office, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee returned to one of his top priorities and the issue that defined his brief presidential bid: climate change. “We know that climate change is hurting us now,...

Washington state lawmakers to take on fentanyl and housing in Inslee's final legislative session

Jan. 05, 2024 20:15 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers in Washington state will return to Olympia on Monday to address housing, climate change and the fentanyl crisis in an abbreviated legislative session that marks Jay Inslee’s final one as governor. During a session preview this week, the Democratic...

As Pacific Northwest fentanyl crisis surges, officials grapple with how to curb it

Dec. 13, 2023 18:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The fight against fentanyl is increasingly being waged in schools, jails and on city streets in the Pacific Northwest, where state officials in Oregon and Washington have named it a top issue as overdose deaths rise. Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee plans to...