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Twitter to pay $100,000 to Washington State for multiple campaign finance violations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Twitter will pay $100,000 to Washington’s Public Disclosure Transparency Account for violating the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which Washingtonians...Read More

Morning Wire: Pfizer’s vaccine development, ESD, Rural health care

DJ Wilson is needed elsewhere today, so I’m bringing you this edition of Morning Wire. General Election ballots will be mailed to Washington voters this...Read More

Wife of Vancouver Senate candidate verbally accosted while canvassing

“I can see it in your eyes, you hate white people, I can see it,” said an unidentified man as he launched into an incoherent,...Read More

Vancouver-area continues to deliver homelessness services amid COVID

Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services. Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer...Read More

Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long clash in 3rd Congressional District debate

In a 3rd Congressional District debate hosted by the Clark County League of Women Voters, Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic challenger Carolyn Long...Read More

Report: Washington State’s unemployment system is failing to pay benefits promptly

Working Washington, a labor-focused nonprofit, published a report this week alleging that the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) has failed to provide benefits to tens...Read More

Senator Becker receives Legislator of The Year Award from Washington State Medical Association

Senator Randi Becker has been named 2020 Legislator of the Year by the Washington State Medical Association for her longstanding partnership with the physician community...Read More

HCA outlines plan to reform Washington’s rural health care payment model

In a presentation to the House Health Care & Wellness Committee this week, Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) Director Sue Birch outlined the agencies plan...Read More

Morning Wire: 8th CD, Re-Wire 2020, Fiscal impact of wildfires

There are 28 days left until Election Day. There are 68 days left until the Electoral College meets. Congress convenes on January 3rd (99 days),...Read More

A race to define the political middle in Washington’s 8th Congressional District

Early on in his congressional campaign, Jesse Jensen spoke over the phone with James Mattis, the Marine general, former defense secretary, and Washington native. Jensen,...Read More