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Jim Boldt: “Be Careful What You Ask For: Inslee And A Third Term”

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s decision to run for a third term and the alternative Democrats who...Read More

Grading Inslee’s presidential run

With the sun having apparently set on Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign, we wanted to conduct a post-mortem on the effort. This is commonly done inside...Read More

Insurance Commissioner releases 2020 legislative priorities

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently released his 2020 Legislative Priorities....Read More

Jay Inslee ends campaign for Democratic nomination for president

Jay Inslee announced he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination as president of the United States....Read More

Morning Wire: New power center on the right, Referendum 88, Sen. Barbara Bailey

We are rounding the home stretch of summer. With Labor Day ahead, school is about to start, general elections are about to kick in, and...Read More

Why a sex offender would run for office: Willie Russell’s story

Willie Russell is running for the Snohomish County Council this year. He squeaked through the August primary, and will face Stephanie Wright in November for...Read More

Sen. Bailey announces retirement from state senate

In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee dated August 16, Senator Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor) announced her retirement. Senator Bailey represents Washington’s 10th Legislative District...Read More

Is a new center of power forming in the Republican Party?

One of the most confusing political questions this fall will be on Referendum 88. Yet, ahead of the vote, the campaign is already creating some...Read More

McMorris Rodgers meets with Spokane Tribal Council to talk priorities

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the Spokane Tribal Council in Wellpinit, Washington for an update on the key projects, programs,...Read More

Washington Co-Leads Multistate Lawsuit Against DHS Rule Targeting Immigrant Families Legally in the U.S.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday co-led a coalition of 13 states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes...Read More