• 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 (Eastern Washington)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington, Amended - Burn Ban)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Extend Burn Ban)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Re-extend Burn Ban)

Extending Hours for Fuel Truck Drivers

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington - Burn Ban Extension)

State of Emergency (Okanogan County mudslides)


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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:48pm
From apples to airplanes, and much more, markets for Washington products reach far beyond our state’s borders. That’s why nearly 50 people from across...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:56pm
Gov. Jay Inslee today met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss cross-border collaboration on climate action, trade and economic...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:23pm
Nearly 60 Puget Sound leaders concerned about the future of the sound traveled to Washington, D.C., early in May to champion protection and recovery efforts...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:17pm
There’s a buzz growing about cross-laminated timber.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
Alongside families and victims of sometimes fatal collisions due to distracted and impaired drivers, Gov. Jay Inslee signed three bills in Tacoma today,...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Those fighting the public health crisis of opioid abuse disorder in communities across Washington now have new tools.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:12am
Although the federal government often preempts states when it comes to regulating oil-by-rail transportation, Washington state is working to do what it can...
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:18pm
At a time when Washington state is experiencing an influx of first-time public school teachers — and a teacher shortages in some areas — strategies for...
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:11pm
If not for the support of her mentor, Adriana Alexander doubts she would still be teaching.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:07pm
When rain pounds his roof, Dave Fenn starts to worry.