• 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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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:41pm
Allen Goodwin is concerned about the future of his profession and what it could mean for people who need health care.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:34am
Melissa Jolley knows firsthand that serving your time and being released from prison do not mean you get a clean slate.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:56pm
Everyone has driven through a highway work zone with signs, flaggers and crews off to the side. But few drivers truly understand what it’s like to work on...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:37pm
LAKEWOOD — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is bullish about overhauling Western State Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric facility.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:25am
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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:40pm
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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:59pm
High school sophomore Sam Yost arrives at Stadium High School in Tacoma early every morning for his zero-hour jazz band class at 6:30 a.m. But when most...
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:14am
When Christina Pickett learned that state lawmakers have proposed cuts to the Aged, Blind or Disabled cash-assistance program she relies upon, she said, her...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:25pm
While juvenile arrests in Washington state have decreased in recent years, racial disparity in the system has increased.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:28pm
Are you or someone you love older than 47? You might have our public health system to thank.