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The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading
Back in 1965, with mounting evidence of the ill effects of smoking, Congress decided every pack of cigarettes should come with a few words of… Continue reading
Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.
The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.
Snohomish County gets $166,000, but if turnout is high this year, it might cost more.
What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.
The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.
Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.
One of the bigger surprises of the just-completed legislative session occurred in the final hours when a Democrat-sponsored bill cutting the state property tax rate… Continue reading
It was not always a civil process, but two diametrically opposed groups managed to find common ground.
It will be illegal in Washington to sell or own devices that make semiautomatic guns fire more rapidly.
The Senate and House disagree over whether lost revenue from a lower fee should be offset right away.
It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.
Meantime, news organizations, including this one, have agreed to pause a lawsuit over access.
What did they do, and what matters to you?
Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote, “This may surprise you, but… Continue reading
Democrat Frank Chopp has had the speaker title since 1999, and he says he’s not retiring this year.
It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.
If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.
In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.