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Effects of the public health and economic crises on health care in Washington State

At a hearing convened by the bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) earlier this week, members were given a presentation on the effects...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal’s statement on school district plans for reopening school fully online

This week, several school districts in the Puget Sound area announced their plans to take learning fully online in the fall. Below is Superintendent Chris...Read More

An intersectional perspective on economic recovery

The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) convened its second hearing this week. In the first hearing, conducted on June 16th, economists and...Read More

Morning Wire: Back to school, Treasurer’s race, 19th LD

We were working till late this morning to get comments from candidates in some of the most interesting elections this fall. So, pardon our belated...Read More

Economic uncertainty underpins state treasurer’s race

First-term State Treasurer Duane Davidson, one of two Republican statewide officeholders in Washington State, is facing a challenge from Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, a Democratic state...Read More

Lt. Governor’s Race Candidate Debate: Full Video

The Washington State Wire was excited to host a bipartisan, one-on-one virtual debate between two candidates for Lt. Governor: Washington State Senator Marko Liias, a...Read More

Will Congress appropriate more relief funds for state and local governments?

State legislators are holding out hope that Congress will provide more funds for state and local governments that could be used to address revenue shortfalls....Read More

NFIB: 44 Washington Legislators Named Guardians of Small Business

The state’s leading small-business association today named its Guardians of Small Business winners. Ask every member of the Washington State Legislature if he or she...Read More

Delays in receiving COVID test results could inhibit contact tracing

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a Tuesday press conference that increased demand on commercial labs testing for COVID-19 poses challenges for the state’s effort...Read More

Morning Wire: Lt. Gov. Debate, 29th LD race, Special Session unlikely

Thank you to Janet Bliss of the Children’s Therapy Center, as well as Alicia Goodman, Linda Zenger, Daniel Hodun, John Brewer and Mary Bingham, all of...Read More