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Jim Boldt: “Vaccination Exemption – Is Your Religion, Religious Enough?”

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on the Department of Health, Board of Health meeting regarding the implementation of the...Read More

Morning Wire: I-976, Rep. Paul Harris, Spokane’s mayoral race

Last week, we hosted our Convening Panel with meetings in both Olympia and Seattle. You can review the Discussion Guide for a sense of some of the...Read More

Race to watch: Spokane’s mayoral election

With five weeks until the general election, Spokane’s mayoral race continues to heat up. The race features current Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart facing...Read More

Inslee issues executive order regulating vaping industry

On Friday, Governor Inslee announced an executive order implementing a broad range of regulations on e-cigarette and vaping products. The executive order comes on the...Read More

Key takeaways from the PSCAA clean fuel press conference

This week a press conference with Climate Solutions, the Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility convened to discuss developments in clean fuels...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal releases budget priorities

Superintendent Chris Reykdal released his top budget priorities for the 2020 legislative session in the following news bulletin: Increasing equity in school nursing services. Investing in...Read More

AG Ferguson sues to block Trump Administration from diverting billions for border wall

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit last week to block the Trump Administration’s plan to “reprogram” funding for more than $3.6 billion in congressionally...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Paul Harris discusses receiving death threats over his vaccine bill

Representative Paul Harris represents Washington’s 17th Legislative District in eastern Vancouver and parts of southwest Clark County. He serves as the Caucus Chair of the...Read More

Morning Wire: Capital gains tax, Sen. Randi Becker, Joshua Freed

“Committee Days” last week held a few nuggets about what may be lined up for the 2020 session.  And, the governor’s race starts to pick...Read More

Keynote: Legislative leaders discuss the dynamics of the Washington State Legislature

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, and House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby offered their thoughts on state...Read More