• Immigration and Refugee Resource Page

    Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

  • Hear directly from fellow Washingtonians about the risks of budget cuts to state employees and safety net programs.

    Hear directly from fellow Washingtonians about the risks of budget cuts to state employees and safety net programs.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee speaking with an audience member about the Affordable Care Act following a press conference in Issaquah, Wash., Jan. 12, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    Under the proposed Republican American Health Care Act, there will be more uninsured Washingtonians than before the Affordable Care Act was implemented with working families in rural communities and low-income seniors hardest hit, a new state analysis finds.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee with early learning students at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 15, 2106. (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    The state House of Representatives approved Inslee’s bill to create a new state Department of Children, Youth and Families with a bi-partisan 77-19 vote. 

  • Gov. Jay Inslee joined by speakers at the press conference detailing the Governor’s K-12 funding plan at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 13, 2016 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

    Gov. Jay Inslee on unveiled a plan against incrementalism with a proposal to fully fund basic education for the first time in decades, boost efforts to recruit great teachers and fund proven strategies for helping more students succeed.

  • Gov. Jay Inslee at his budget roll out press conference in Olympia, Wash., Dec. 14, 2016. (Official Governor's Office Photo)

    Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2017–19 budget proposals which include plans for a major overhaul of the state’s troubled mental health system. His proposal would create a patient-centered system with sizable new resources for treating people in the community.

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State of Emergency (Okanogan County mudslides)


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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:16pm
This Week in Photos was originally published in Washington State Governor’s Office on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:35am
Congressional Republicans and President Trump are launching a devastating assault on low-and middle-income Americans, and they’re doing it under a cloak of...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:39pm
Gov. Jay Inslee met with foster parents, youth and advocates Tuesday in Olympia to discuss his proposal to create a new Department of Children, Youth and...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:05pm
For many people in Washington, cost can be a barrier to healthy eating. That’s why the Washington State Department of Health and Safeway have teamed-up to...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:05pm
Inslee says vacuum of international leadership left by President Trump “is going to be filled by governors across the United States”
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:08pm
Imagine trying to concentrate in school with pain. Thousands of children in our state do it every day due to tooth decay, which causes discomfort and...
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:46am
West Coast states called on nations at the United Nations Ocean Conference this week to take action against ocean acidification to protect vital economic...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
Gov. Jay Inslee met Wednesday with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile in Seattle to discuss common interests between Washington state and Chile, including...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Self-driving cars may sound futuristic, but Washington state is leading the way right now on developing autonomous vehicles that are safe and could help...
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:31am
In the decade following the devastating Chehalis River flood, state and local leaders have put strategies in place to prevent damage from floods in the...