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70% of candidates in biggest races are women

We took a look at the candidates for mayor on the ballot this fall in the largest cities in Washington State.  Not all cities directly...Read More

Primary results for local elections

Primary election results were certified yesterday, putting an end to some close local races. Here’s a quick run down of some mayor and city council...Read More

Legislative race primary results

Here are the certified election results for the August 1st state legislative primary races. Republicans and Democrats each had the lead in four of the...Read More

Washington Republicans respond to events in Charlottesville

With all ongoing media attention focused on the recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the resulting counter-protests and violence, the Wire reached out...Read More

Washington Health Benefit Exchange names nine organizations to provide in-person assistance and outreach for health insurance customers

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the nine lead organizations chosen to oversee in-person assistance provided to Washington residents during the upcoming open enrollment...Read More

Inslee names Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court and Samuel Swanberg to Benton-Franklin County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointments of Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court and Samuel Swanberg to Benton-Franklin County Superior Court. Cruser will fill...Read More

More lawsuits filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax

Three separate lawsuits have now been filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax. The first lawsuit was filed on July 14. Today two more lawsuits were filed, one by...Read More

Inslee statement on Attorney General Sessions’ letter regarding Washington’s marijuana legalization efforts

Washington state has been a ground-breaking leader when it comes to implementing a whole new marketplace for recreational marijuana. I am incredibly proud of the...Read More

Rep. Tarleton awarded Legislator of the Year award for CTE advocacy

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) has received the Washington Business Alliance’s 2017 Career and Technical Education Legislator of the Year award for her advocacy to...Read More

Official Statement from Cary Moon on today’s ballot counts

Today’s ballot counts look very good; we’re still on the right track to make it to the general election this fall and we are ready...Read More