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Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee spoke in a statewide address Nov. 12, urging Washingtonians to consider changing Thanksgiving plans due to surging COVID-19 cases. CREDIT: TVW

Gov. Jay Inslee And First Lady Trudi Urge A Change To Thanksgiving Plans As COVID Cases Climb

The latest COVID situation report shows the transmission rate of the virus is now well above one meaning one sick person is likely to spread it to more than one other person. In addition, hospitalizations are on the rise on both sides of the Cascades. Health experts are especially concerned about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Continue Reading Gov. Jay Inslee And First Lady Trudi Urge A Change To Thanksgiving Plans As COVID Cases Climb

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Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee met with his GOP challenger, Republic Police Chief Loren Culp, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, for a debate sponsored by the Washington State Debate Coalition and broadcast statewide.

Dynamics Of Washington’s 2020 Election: Governor’s Race, State Legislature Looks Mostly The Same

The Washington state legislature is shaping up to be … pretty much how it looked before the election – with Democrats in control of both houses. But not with super-majorities. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins breaks down the 2020 election in Washington state, on this episode of NWPB’s Uniquely NW News. Continue Reading Dynamics Of Washington’s 2020 Election: Governor’s Race, State Legislature Looks Mostly The Same

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The Justice Department sent a letter in support of repealing the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. Here, a sign in support of the ACA in April 2017 in New York City. Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

Affordable Care Act Again Goes Before Supreme Court, Now With Amy Coney Barrett On Bench

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is back before the Supreme Court, with opponents challenging it for a third time. The first attempts to derail the law failed in the high court by votes of 5-to-4 and 6-to-3. But the makeup of the court is very different now, with three justices appointed by President Trump – among them new Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Continue Reading Affordable Care Act Again Goes Before Supreme Court, Now With Amy Coney Barrett On Bench

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Washington State Senate Gallery

No ‘Blue Wave’ In Washington As Late-Arriving Ballots Favor GOP Candidates For State Legislature

Predictions of a possible “Blue Wave” in Washington state did not materialize last week, despite President Trump’s unpopularity among the electorate. As of Monday, he had received just under 39 percent of the vote to President-elect Joe Biden’s 58 percent. Continue Reading No ‘Blue Wave’ In Washington As Late-Arriving Ballots Favor GOP Candidates For State Legislature

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Loren Culp, third from left, poses for a photo with supporters at a campaign stop in Colville in Stevens County. Courtesy of Loren Culp campaign

No, Loren Culp’s Run For Washington Governor Didn’t Leave Him Jobless In Republic

After losing the governor’s race last week, Loren Culp announced that his police chief job had been eliminated — a move he said felt like a “knife in the back” by the city council in Republic. He’s not actually out of work — and the city of Republic didn’t exactly ‘defund’ its police department, as the Republican candidate claimed. Continue Reading No, Loren Culp’s Run For Washington Governor Didn’t Leave Him Jobless In Republic

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