Commentary

Ericksen committed to serving the people of Whatcom County and Washington in state Senate

State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, said Monday he plans to remain in the Washington Legislature – and will not be taking a job with the...Read More

Speaker presentations from Re-Wire Policy Conference now available!

We hosted our first annual Re-Wire Policy Conference yesterday and it was one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior executives and policy leaders...Read More

Senators welcome House Democrats’ re-engagement on Hirst

Senators Judy Warnick and Jim Honeyford welcomed news that House Democrats have planned a work session Dec. 12 to discuss the Hirst water rights court...Read More

Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp on election results

The following is a statement from Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) on the new membership makeup in the state Senate. House Democrats look forward...Read More

Letter: Stand With Us

More than 170 women lawmakers and lobbyists signed a letter on Monday calling out a culture of sexual harassment and assault at the state Capital. Read...Read More

A Conversation with David Postman, Chief of Staff to Gov. Inslee

Usually, if you know the name of the Governor’s Chief of Staff, it’s because you’re either an Olympia insider – or because something really bad...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

Letter to the Editor: Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom

Individual state efforts that deviate from a strong, consistent federal privacy framework do not fit with how consumers traverse the global internet and are more...Read More

Republicans share their budget proposal, but don’t expect a deal anytime soon

The Republican Senate majority unveiled its proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium this week. The $43.3 billion plan to fund state government includes $1.8 billion...Read More

House Democrat introduces bill highlighting job training needs in rural counties

Washington Republicans have been identifying themselves as the party representing rural voters. They make those arguments when talking about water rights as it relates to...Read More