Politics

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

State Sen. Doug Ericksen is earning a $161 salary at the EPA, reports say

Sen. Doug Ericksen’s job with the Environmental Protection Agency has been the source of controversy in the state. He’s argued that working full-time for the...Read More

Screenshot of Tweet from Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, about International Women's Day.

Washington leaders celebrate International Women’s Day

Here's how local and national leaders are expressing their support for International Women's Day....Read More

State Attorney General reviewing Trump’s new travel ban

Trump walked back the original order and announced he would draft a different one. The second draft came out Monday morning....Read More

Sen. Doug Ericksen announces town hall meeting set for Saturday

The parody Twitter account used to criticize Sen. Doug Ericksen expressed support for the scheduled town hall meeting....Read More

Column: Fear in the Trump era hits close to home and everywhere else

What happens when bigotry goes unchecked? Anti-Semitic acts and threats have hit the country, leaving communities nervous....Read More

Column: House Democrats pass plan to address McCleary, but is it serious?

Almost two months into the 2017 legislative session, and three weeks after the Republican senate majority passed their own fix, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives...Read More

Column: It’s already time to talk about how Washington selects its presidential nominees

We are just three months removed from the 2016 campaign, but that hasn’t stopped the Legislature from debating changes to how we select presidential nominees....Read More

What do state GOP leaders think of Trump’s stance on immigration?

At their weekly press conference, state GOP leaders distanced themselves from federal actions on immigration. The state has been in the spotlight as Attorney General...Read More

Some Washington lawmakers pushing to make internet a public utility

While Seattle is effectively positioning itself as a hub for innovation in the emerging technology industry, some rural Washington counties are still struggling to get...Read More