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Washington's Carlton Complex fire 'a growing and dangerous beast'

Washington's Carlton Complex fire 'a growing and dangerous beast'

WENATCHEE, Wash., July 23 (UPI) --The Carlton Complex fire, which has burned more than 400 square miles in Washington State, is a "growing and dangerous beast," Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Frances Burns
Obama stops to tour mudslide site in Washington en route to Asia

Obama stops to tour mudslide site in Washington en route to Asia

EVERETT, Wash., April 22 (UPI) -- President Obama visited the site of the deadly Washington State mudslide Tuesday as he headed to Asia for a week-long trip.
Frances Burns
Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Clearing the road blocked by the Oso mudslide could take as long as three months, the Washington Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
President Obama to visit Oso as death toll rises in Washington mudslide

President Obama to visit Oso as death toll rises in Washington mudslide

SEATTLE, April 8 (UPI) -- President Obama will visit Oso on April 22, the one-month anniversary of the mudslide that devastated the small town, to assess damage and meet with families.
JC Sevcik
Confirmed death toll from Washington mudslide rises to 33 with 30 bodies identified

Confirmed death toll from Washington mudslide rises to 33 with 30 bodies identified

EVERETT, Wash., April 7 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed dead in the deadly mudslide in Washington State rose to 33 Monday, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported.
Frances Burns
Confirmed death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 29

Confirmed death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 29

April 2 (UPI) -- Local bank says it will write off mortgages of homeowners in the Oso, Wash., mudslide area who are not covered by insurance.
Frances Burns
Washington governor asks President Obama to declare mudslide 'major disaster'

Washington governor asks President Obama to declare mudslide 'major disaster'

April 1 (UPI) -- Washington governor details property damage caused by Oso mudslide in application for "major disaster" declaration.
Frances Burns
Governor of Washington declares moratorium on executions

Governor of Washington declares moratorium on executions

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) declared a moratorium Tuesday on all state executions.
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Washington's Gov. Inslee announces death penalty moratorium

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state was announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, citing the inconsistent use of capital punishment.

Boeing machinists on verge of a tense vote

SEATTLE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Jobs are hanging in the balance as machinists in the Seattle area prepare to vote on a Boeing contract proposal, union and company officials said.

Boeing threatens to retreat from Washington

SEATTLE, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. airplane maker Boeing Co. says it will move production out of Washington state if union workers and state lawmakers do not accept its contract proposal.

Higher radiation levels may hint at leaking tank at Hanford facility

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 22 (UPI) -- An elevated radiation level at a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear complex in Washington state may indicate a leak, officials say.
Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., May 24 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said a temporary bridge might carry traffic over the Skagit River until a permanent fix can be arranged for the collapsed I-5 bridge.

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Budget cuts could hamper nuclear cleanup

Budget cuts could hamper nuclear cleanup

HANFORD, Wash., March 8 (UPI) -- Federal spending cuts will slow down the cleanup of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said.
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Rep. Jay Inslee, (D-WA), speaks to the audience at the 2004 "Take Back America" Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2004. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
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Jay Robert Inslee (born February 9, 1951) is a Democratic American politician, currently serving as U.S. Representative from Washington's 1st congressional district. The district includes many of Seattle's northern suburbs in King, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. Inslee and his wife Trudi were high school sweethearts and have been married since August 27, 1972. They have three sons, Jack, Connor, and Joe, and live on Bainbridge Island.

Born in Seattle, he graduated from Seattle's Ingraham High School and the University of Washington (B.A., Economics) and Willamette University College of Law. After practicing law for ten years in Selah, a suburb of Yakima, Inslee ran for the Washington House of Representatives in 1988 after the state legislature undermined a school bond that he had worked to pass after years of failure. Inslee was elected and served until 1992, when he ran for and was elected to the United States Congress representing Washington's 4th Congressional District in the central part of the state, a rural, agricultural-based constituency. In Congress Inslee passed the Yakima River Enhancement Act, a bill long held up in Congress by brokering a breakthrough with irrigators and wildlife advocates. He also helped to open Japanese markets to American apples, and fund and oversee the nation's biggest nuclear waste site at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington. He lost his bid for re-election in the Republican Revolution of 1994 in a rematch against his 1992 opponent, Richard "Doc" Hastings, a defeat often attributed in large part to his vote for the 1994 federal ban on semi-automatic firearms.

Inslee moved to Bainbridge Island, and briefly resumed the practice of law before running for governor in 1996 and losing in the primary to Gary Locke. President Bill Clinton subsequently appointed him regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services, a position he left to run again for Congress in 1998, this time in the 1st congressional district against two-term incumbent Rick White. His campaign attracted national attention when he became the first Democratic candidate to air television ads attacking his opponent, and the Republican congressional leadership, for the impeachment of President Clinton. Inslee won with 49.8% of the vote to White's 44.1%; his success was aided by the conservative third party candidacy of Bruce Craswell, husband of 1996 GOP gubernatorial nominee Ellen Craswell.

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