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Many cities have made front page news regarding racial issues between their residents and their police department. White officers shooting Black people or other minorities,… Continue reading
It is the middle of winter and it’s too cold for anyone to stay outside all night. Seattle, King County and suburban city leaders wanted… Continue reading
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell has been in re-election mode for several months. Ferrell was a Republican who switched to Democrat so he wouldn’t have… Continue reading
President Donald Trump changed the national political landscape. Both political parties have internal divisions with the resulting need to pause for reflection as they are… Continue reading
With Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announcing she is not running for re-election, she makes the fourth in the past five Seattle mayors to not run… Continue reading
The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from… Continue reading
There are 281 cities that belong to the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), and their mayors and councilmembers are articulate representatives of the public they… Continue reading
In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading
As Will Rogers used to say, “I only know what I read in the paper.” For most of the year, I write about serious topics… Continue reading
Even though all the election results showed him losing, President Donald Trump has said “the only way I lose is if the election is rigged”… Continue reading
The 1960s were about Black people getting the right to vote, and we thought equality would naturally follow. Unfortunately, the process of inclusion has moved… Continue reading
Why not call a special session of the Legislature? That question has come up several times through out the past year, usually by Republicans due… Continue reading
Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell switched to campaign mode a few weeks ago and has raised about $19,000 toward his re-election next year. Ferrell has… Continue reading
When you picture the Washington state Legislature, it usually looks like mostly white males. But that is in the process of changing. When the Legislature… Continue reading
In a referendum on President Donald Trump, voters nationwide turned out big and made Joe Biden President-elect. Biden won’t have an easy job as there… Continue reading
More learning and understanding is needed by City Hall.
A look at statewide offices in Washington.
Legislative races and King County Charter amendments to watch.
The election could get even stranger.
List of candidates has been narrowed from 24 to 5.