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Democratic women candidates continue effort to step up representation in Washington State

2018 saw an unprecedented number of women run for elected office. The uptick appears to be continuing in 2019, sweeping through the highest echelon of...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Ron Muzzall talks about his background as a farmer, taxation, and the mental health crisis in Washington State

On October 18th, Ron Muzzall was appointed the new Legislative District 10 State Senator, replacing the retiring Barbara Bailey. Senator Muzzall’s appointment resulted from a...Read More

Q&A: Commissioner Jill Johnson on the Island County Stabilization Center

Commissioner Jill Johnson is the Chair of the Board of Island County Commissioners. Her district (#2) encompasses the greater Oak Harbor area. We spoke with...Read More

King County parents search for answers after fentanyl overdose deaths

During the past 75 days, three King County teenagers have died after ingesting fentanyl-laced pills. Two of them died within one day of each other....Read More

Op-ed: “Congress must unlock higher education for people with criminal convictions”

DIRK VAN VELZEN is founder and Executive Director of the Prison Scholar Fund, which helps incarcerated students pursue education by funding college, vocational, and technical...Read More

Q&A: Tacoma City Council Member Ryan Mello on battling with the NRA over his firearms tax

Gun violence is a hot button issue in cities around the country and Tacoma is no exception. Grappling with an uptick in gun violence this...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Kim Schrier discusses the cost of prescription drugs, her bill to expand medicare benefits, and the perspective she brings to health legislation.

Representative Kim Schrier was elected to represent Washington’s 8th congressional district in 2018, a seat no Democrat had previously held. After a narrow jungle primary...Read More

Schoesler welcomes new Senator from 10th Legislative District

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released the following statement welcoming Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, to the Senate as the new senator from the 10th Legislative...Read More

Unleash the regulatory stranglehold on Washington’s businesses

In his first Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan noted that growth of government jeopardizes what we as Americans hold to be...Read More

Jim Boldt: Environmental/Health Justice? What, Where and Why No Definition?

A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget directs the Governor’s Inter-agency Council on Health Disparities to convene and staff an Environmental Justice Task Force...Read More