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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee walks off the podium, Friday, March 1, 2019, after speaking during a campaign event at A&R Solar in Seattle. Inslee announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press

Following months of speculation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has formally launched a campaign for president that he said will seek to mobilize the country around an ambitious plan to combat climate change. (This post was updated at 4:10 p.m. to include audio of analysis from Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins.)

Gov. Jay Inslee
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Gov. Jay Inslee’s possible presidential campaign is getting financial backing, with more than $112,000 raised since October. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins talked about this story with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Charla Bear / KPLU

It’s official. The University of Washington’s next president will be Michael K. Young. The Board of Regents says the current president of the University of Utah is the right person to lead UW at a time of shrinking state financial support.