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OpEd: Economic and policy experts argue against repealing the capital gains tax

Editor’s Note: We enjoy hosting a robust debate here at the Washington State Wire. The capital gains tax enacted by the Legislature last year, and...Read More

Op-Ed: Inslee’s natural gas bills will increase energy costs, eliminate family-wage jobs

Our five construction trades unions, representing thousands of hardworking women and men across the state, oppose the Governor’s misguided bills on building energy use, House...Read More

Op-Ed: Climate change is upon us: It’s time for modern solutions

In my district in Northwest Washington, many families and small businesses are still reeling from the devastating flooding we experienced in recent months. With a...Read More

Keeping the lights on as we transition to a clean energy future – lessons from California

Recently, the state of California took the extraordinary step of walking back its clean energy laws and federal environmental regulations as the state’s electricity needs...Read More

NW Parkinson’s Foundation ED on Budget & Healthcare Negotiations in Congress

As leader of the NW Parkinson’s Foundation, I hear every day that Americans are paying too much for prescription drugs. And they’re eager for Congress to do...Read More

OP-ED: Slade Gorton & The 9/11 Commission: A Unity of Purpose

As our nation this past weekend recognized 20 years since that infamous day in 2001, Washingtonians should also reflect upon our own unique tie to...Read More

New “Big Tech” Regulations Could Crush Startups

My entrepreneurial itch started in high school. I sold candy to classmates to earn extra cash. Today, I run an online rental marketplace that allows...Read More

Felix Sitthivong

OP-ED: The Washington State Justice System Needs Real Change

This July, the Washington State Department of Corrections began reducing capacity in prisons across the state as it faced increased pressure from the legislature and...Read More

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?

A Torturous Past It has taken about twenty years and one (2021) very crazy and unprecedented legislative session to allow certain public agencies to provide...Read More

Time for Congress to take action on hate crimes bill

A bipartisan group of elected officials in Congress introduced legislation on April 8 designed to help fight back against hate crimes across the country. It’s...Read More