Column: Doctors Depend on Public Health to Protect Kids

Mumps, norovirus, and other disease outbreaks around our state have caused students to miss an unprecedented number of school days this year. Doctors’ offices, walk-in...Read More

Schipper: The 45th likely to get ugly

As Legislature slows to a halt while lawmakers focus on budget negotiations, attention has shifted to what will be the biggest battle for control of...Read More

Letter to the Editor: Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom

Individual state efforts that deviate from a strong, consistent federal privacy framework do not fit with how consumers traverse the global internet and are more...Read More

Wyble: Unpacking the car tab debate

“Something must be done to address the outrageous cab-tab increases we’re seeing,” said Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek and assistant ranking minority member of the...Read More

Column: Washington State should end off-year elections

OK, bear with me here. I know Washington State has a long history of holding municipal and special elections in odd years. This could be...Read More

Wyble: A Watershed Moment In American Politics?

It should’ve been easier. For seven years, the Republican party beat their chest demanding the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. They held...Read More

Schipper: Why did House Democrats propose $8 billion in tax hikes but refuse to vote on them?

Rep. Kris Lytton, D-Anacortes, said that the House would not be voting on the tax increases they proposed to the tune of $8 billion over...Read More

Republicans share their budget proposal, but don’t expect a deal anytime soon

The Republican Senate majority unveiled its proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium this week. The $43.3 billion plan to fund state government includes $1.8 billion...Read More

House Democrat introduces bill highlighting job training needs in rural counties

Washington Republicans have been identifying themselves as the party representing rural voters. They make those arguments when talking about water rights as it relates to...Read More

Column: It’s time to make the collective bargaining process more transparent

If you were hoping the House would willingly allowed a vote on Rossi’s bill, I wouldn’t hold my breath if one member of the Senate...Read More