A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
The same COVID-19 variant pushing Los Angeles County to once again require facemasks in indoor settings is also growing fast right here in Washington.
A mechanic from King County is $1 million richer after winning the grand prize in Washington state's vaccine lottery.
Gov. Jay Inslee has extended moratorium protections several times, including last month. The protections will now remain in force until Sept. 30 to give landlords and tenants sufficient time to access federal aid.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday declared a statewide drought emergency because of poor water supply conditions and hot, dry conditions that have plagued the region.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a state of emergency throughout Washington relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30.
The governor raised the Washington Ready flag atop the Space Needle before heading to Pike Place Market to throw fish.
Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward talks with Brandi Kruse about the governor's visit to Spokane today.
Since May, all of the state’s 39 counties have been in the third phase of a four-stage reopening plan, with indoor capacity limited at 50%. On June 30, businesses across the state can resume normal operations.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday he was extending the state’s eviction moratorium to Sept. 30, with some modifications, to ensure that federal COVID-19 relief funds intended for rental assistance are able to be accessed in time.
Landlords say they've had to dip into retirement savings because of the state's eviction moratorium.
A Spokane woman has won $250,000 prize as part of the state’s "Shot of a Lifetime" lottery.
Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to make an announcement on the eviction moratorium at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday named Cami Feek as commissioner of the state’s Employment Security Department, which last year temporarily suspended unemployment benefits payments after discovering that criminals had used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information to file fraudulent claims.
If cash prizes or other financial incentives are announced, Washington would join other states like Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico in offering money for COVID shots.
The governor will be joined by the state's lottery director Thursday afternoon to make a major announcement on COVID-19 vaccine incentives.
3.3 million people in Washington were fully vaccinated as of May 30, inching the state closer to a 70 percent vaccination rate that would allow it to fully open before June 30.
"The only thing I will ever agree with Donald Trump about is that Jay Inslee is a snake," a tribal leader said in response to the governor's partial vetoes of key climate legislation.
The dozen bills Gov. Jay Inslee signed include outright bans on police use of chokeholds, neck restraints and no-knock warrants such as the one that helped lead to Breonna Taylor’s killing in Louisville, Kentucky.
Brandi Kruse explains the drama behind Gov. Jay Inslee's partial vetoes of climate legislation he initially supported.