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Washington State Labor Council releases 2021 Legislative Report, and rates legislators based on their voting record

Recently, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) released a 2021 Legislative Report, along with ratings for all Washington state legislators, based on their voting records....Read More

Q&A: Redistricting Commission Chair Sarah Augustine

Sarah Augustine was selected to chair the Washington State Redistricting Commission in January. She brings with her extensive experience as the executive director of the...Read More

Inslee declares drought emergency alongside state officials

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee, alongside other state officials, declared a drought emergency across the state. The drought emergency is effective statewide except for the...Read More

Rep. Corry appointed to post-COVID task force

Rep. Chris Corry has been appointed to serve on a Washington state task force examining the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Corry represents the...Read More

WA manufacturing, tech made gains before pandemic

The Association of Washington Business presented the findings of a report on manufacturing and tech to the Washington state Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs...Read More

Washington stakeholders discuss audio-only telemedicine rules

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) held a stakeholder meeting on new rules requiring health plans to reimburse for audio-only telemedicine services...Read More

We’re taking a few weeks off…

We’re taking the next two weeks off here at the Wire for the first half of July, or thereabouts. But, our daily reporting and Morning...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. David Hackney, Heat wave, K-shaped recovery

We’re taking the next two weeks off here at the Wire for the first half of July, or thereabouts. This newsletter will be back ahead...Read More

COVID’s curveball: A Seattle sports team’s unique opportunity emerging from COVID

Justin Moser is the owner of Doubles and Bombs Baseball Group, which runs a summer collegiate ball club out of White Center, Washington, named the...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Hackney on collaboration and passing difficult bills

Rep. David Hackney is a freshman legislator representing Washington’s 11th Legislative District. Hackney was Vice Chair of the Capital Budget Committee as well as a...Read More