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Commentary

Creating space for constructive disagreement on policy

The hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, including the testimony from Dr. Chrstine Blasey Ford,  created a watershed moment for American...Read More

Emily Boerger: “Why I write for the Wire”

I wasn’t expecting to cover state politics when I graduated from journalism school. In fact, I pursued my journalism degree specifically to write about science....Read More

Two “must read” stories from John McCain’s career

You think you know about John McCain.  But there are probably some stories that may not be so fresh in your mind after some years...Read More

Why we support the Washington State Wire and Re-Wire

David Streeter of Washington Nonprofits explains the unique value of the Wire, and why his organization has signed up to be a sponsor of the...Read More

Marjie High: Why I write for the Wire

I write for justice. Justice that I believe lies in equity, fairness, opportunity, and consistency, all easy to overlook without connections to those who are...Read More

43rd L.D. candidate Claire Torstenbo: “Finding a Cure for Washington State’s Mental Health Crisis”

Claire Torstenbo is a Republican candidate running for State Representative of the 43rd Legislative District. In this op-ed, Torstenbo offers her proposal for improving Washington’s...Read More

State revenue forecast up $298 million but trade war threat looms

Washington's economy continues to outperform the nation, but the threat of a trade war puts a damper on the good news from today's state revenue forecast. ...Read More

Jim Boldt on homelessness in Washington: Homeless McCleary?

Jim Boldt wrote the following commentary on the state's role in providing funding to address homelessness. ...Read More

Op-ed: Now is the Time to Electrify Public Vehicle Fleets

Matthew Metz wrote the following op-ed in reference to Coltura's recent report on Washington State's public fleet electric vehicle compliance....Read More

Jim Boldt on the Seattle City Council: The Problem of Ear Plugs, Small Tables and Never Looking Past Your Porch 

Jim Boldt's commentary makes the case that the Seattle City Council is ignoring data-driven, evidence-based solutions to address homelessness....Read More