Inslee heading to Iowa for Democratic fundraiser, prompting questions about a possible run for president

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa next month as the keynote speaker for a fundraiser at a gathering of that state’s leading Democratic officials. But just because he’s making a trip to the home of the nation’s first presidential caucuses …

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Inslee heading to Iowa for Democratic fundraiser, but will he run for …

Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to Iowa next month as the keynote speaker for a fundraiser at a gathering of that state’s leading Democratic officials. But just because he’s making a trip to the home of the nation’s first presidential caucuses is not necessarily an early indication Inslee has plans to run for the White House in 2020.

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Gov. Jay Inslee to headline Democratic Party event next month a ” in Iowa

In a move sure to further fuel more speculation of 2020 presidential aspirations – look, it’s happening in this sentence right here – Gov. Jay Inslee will headline a big Democratic fundraising dinner next month in Iowa. Inslee is scheduled to speak June 23 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Hall of Fame celebration in Altoona, Iowa .

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Emergency permits available to protect property threatened by high water in eastern Washington

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Washington state finds virus in Cooke Atlantic salmon, plans expanded testing

After identifying an exotic virus in fish raised by Cooke Aquaculture, Washington state is planning to test at other sites where the pathogen from Atlantic salmon may have been spread. The state this week blocked restocking of one of Cooke’s net pens after fish at the company’s rearing facility in Thurston County tested positive for the virus.

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Parents step up fight against Kent schools chief

Amid ongoing calls by Kent School District teachers and staff for Superintendent Calvin Watts to resign, parents and community members have filed multiple complaints to the Kent School Board related to the schools chief. On Friday, the School Board said it will conduct a formal inquiry of one of those complaints, which requests that Watts be investigated “for all potential conflicts of interest.”

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A special legislative session to improve school safety? A top Republican says yes

On Friday, Centralia state Sen. John Braun urged Gov. Jay Inslee to order a special session before the start of the 2018-19 school year so the Legislature can at least consider bills aimed at preventing mass shootings. He said lawmakers should debate …

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New action, not old promises, needed at Western State

Flanked by lawmakers and mental-health officials, Gov. Jay Inslee stood on the steps of Western State Hospital earlier this month and announced what he called a “major transformation” to get the ailing psychiatric facility on track. Yet, despite the …

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