Politics

New House member sworn in after Short departs to Senate

After Republican Sen. Shelly Short, Addy, was sworn in to replace Brian Dansel, who left his seat to work with the Trump administration, her vacant...Read More

Senator challenges criticism for dual role in federal, state jobs

The first question lobbed at Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, Thursday morning at a press conference was regarding why he postponed that press conference. Rachel LaCorte,...Read More

Republican senator misses conference where he’d discuss balancing two jobs

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, had to reschedule a Wednesday press conference wherein he was to discuss working in both Washingtons this session. But, he ended up...Read More

Senate Republicans officially holding majority again with Short’s swearing-in

Sally Short choked up a bit as she was sworn in to her new role as a state Senator Wednesday morning. “While I am sad...Read More

Now it’s Sen. Shelly Short, vacant GOP senate seat filled

Republican Shelly Short, of Addy, will fill the vacant seat of Sen. Brian Dansel, R-Republic, who left the Washington Senate for a job with the...Read More

Putting Podlodowski’s win in context

Over the weekend, Tina Podlodowski won election to be the Chair of the Washington State Democrats.  She beat the incumbent, Jaxon Ravens, riding a wave...Read More

Republican state senator resigns to work for Trump administration

Republican Sen. Brian Dansel, Republic, announced his resignation Tuesday as he accepted a position as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, according to a press release...Read More

Erin Fenner

Could Washington be a home to virtual reality tech?

Washington is positioned to lead a tech boom with an emphasis on virtual reality technology, a group of virtual reality leaders told the House Technology...Read More

Finally A Primary. Why Vote?

Primary election Day, Sort of It’s a great day for Washington citizens. They get to have a primary. A presidential primary. It’s not Iowa, or...Read More

I-405 Tolls Poised to Become Election Year Issue

Tolling on I-405 was contentious long before it was implemented in September 2015. It garnered new and lasting attention following the surprise firing of now former...Read More