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Op-ed: “Regulation is key to reducing transportation emissions”

Burning gasoline and diesel in our cars and trucks is Washington State’s single biggest source of carbon emissions.  State government efforts to accelerate the transition...Read More

Morning Wire: 2020 race for governor, Committee days, the implications of a Capital Gains Tax

We re-launched the Wire about this time three years ago. Our goal was and is to provide an additional, thoughtful voice to cover state politics,...Read More

Understanding the math: 2020 race for governor

The math works in funny ways in the 2020 governor race, creating the possibility of two Democrats in the general election...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s “why” problem, Re-Wire speakers, Lessons from 2019 elections

We are now just three weeks out from our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference. This is our primary revenue source in support of the Wire’s reporting and content throughout...Read More

Inslee’s “why” problem

Even if you aren’t a fan of Inslee, you knew exactly why he was running for president. If you lived under a rock in Kansas,...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

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

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

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