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One-quarter of Washington renters expect to be evicted

Nearly one-quarter of Washington State renters were expecting to be evicted within two months, as of early July.  That data was provided during a Sept....Read More

Poll: Biden’s support slipping in the 8th CD

A new poll from the conservative American Action Network found that the Biden administration is losing support in seven Congressional swing districts, including Washington’s 8th,...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&A w/ Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, Court backlog, Spokane conference

While it may not be immediately apparent, nearly every item featured in this week’s Morning Wire deals with labor.  We talked with Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley...Read More

Gig workers are still organizing, even without traditional unions

Workers in the gig economy have been working during COVID-19 and have secured significant wins in cities like Seattle. But as the pandemic continues, organizers...Read More

A conversation on abolition with Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley

Prison abolition isn’t a new concept, but after the sustained protests during the summer and fall of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd, it...Read More

A State of the Sound report preview

While the annual State of the Sound report isn’t due out until Nov. 1, an overview of the report was presented at a Puget Sound...Read More

There’s bipartisan support for addressing Washington’s court backlog

Lawmakers are thinking of ways to address Washington State’s backlog of criminal and civil cases stemming from slowdowns in the courts due to the COVID-19...Read More

Washington receives $2 million SBA grant to boost small business exports

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce a tenth year of funding to help small businesses grow through exporting. The...Read More

Two lawsuits to be aware of

There’s two lawsuits to be aware of today concerning access to abortion nationwide, and conversion therapy in Washington State.  On abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Claire Wilson — “Child care is no longer a program for poverty.”

Child care is top-of-mind for Sen. Claire Wilson, who has spent decades working in early education. In Olympia, she serves as vice chair of the...Read More