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Seattle Times writer calls out Sen. Maralyn Chase over her defense of controversial public records bill

On Thursday, Seattle Times editorial writer Melissa Santos wrote a column fact-checking Senator Maralyn Chase’s recent op-ed defending the legislature’s attempt to rush through a...Read More

Wenatchee is first city to use new Voting Rights Act to ensure better representation

City Council adopts plan to move from at-large elections to hybrid district system OLYMPIA – The City of Wenatchee today became the first local government...Read More

Washington ranks 20th in Elections Performance Index, with one caveat

Washington State ranks 20th in MIT’s latest Elections Performance Index (EPI) assessment. The EPI evaluates all 50 states and Washington DC on a series of...Read More

Secret recording at McMorris Rodgers fundraiser, Nunes says Kavanaugh confirmation delaying Rosenstein impeachment

On Wednesday evening, a segment on the “The Rachel Maddow Show” highlighted statements made during a private campaign fundraising event for US Rep. Cathy McMorris...Read More

Surprisingly close results in key federal races in Washington could signal “blue wave”

With close to 80% of the ballots on hand counted and late mail-in ballots trickling in, some key federal primary races in Washington are giving...Read More

Early primary results: Will Democrats increase their majority in the Senate?

The possibility of a Republican majority in the state Senate continues to shrink as Tuesday night’s primary results roll in. Initial results show Democrats leading...Read More

House Dems could be heading to a historic 73 vote majority

The primary election returns in Washington State portend a major wave for Democratic candidates in legislative races. Based on results from last night’s primary, House...Read More

Three WA districts included in list of “at risk” seats likely to impact US House control

A new analysis from the Cook Political Report breaks down and identifies the various races across the country that will likely decide which party controls...Read More

Morning Wire: Primary elections, Rainy Day Fund lawsuit, orca task force

Primary elections races to watch, two more initiatives on the ballot, and the dismissal of Eyman's Rainy Day Fund lawsuit are all featured in this...Read More

Senator Ranker: Witnessing extinction is not an option

Sen. Kevin Ranker released a statement on Friday regarding the need for action to protect and recover the Southern Resident Killer Whale....Read More