Support The Wire


Sen. Steve Hobbs discusses decarbonization, transportation

Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve as Washington’s Secretary of State, leaving the legislature and his role as...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Reuven Carlyle on climate policy

Sen. Reuven Carlyle chairs the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology and was instrumental in passing a number of climate bills in recent years, including as...Read More

A closer look at grid reliability and clean energy

How to maintain energy reliability while transitioning to a clean electric grid will be a key issue for state and federal agencies, as well as...Read More

Sixty-six WA lawmakers sign letter urging Biden administration to support Hanford workers

Sixty-six lawmakers from both parties have signed a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to withdraw a challenge to the Washington State law...Read More

Funding came too late for this year’s wildfires, but will help in the future

Wildfires this year presented a unique challenge to state agencies tasked with fighting them as drought conditions sparked more than 1,900 blazes.  While last September’s...Read More

A State of the Sound report preview

While the annual State of the Sound report isn’t due out until Nov. 1, an overview of the report was presented at a Puget Sound...Read More

$70 million allocated for Chehalis Basin flood, habitat improvements

The Chehalis Basin Board voted on Aug. 16 to approve a two-year spending plan totaling $70 million for its basinwide strategy.  The plan lays out...Read More

Rep. Ramel eyes climate legislation in 2022

Rep. Alex Ramel (D-40th) is planning on reintroducing a revised version of the Healthy Homes and Clean Buildings Act, legislation that would seek to reduce...Read More

This summer’s drought was unexpected, and unfunded

This year’s severe drought caught elected officials and state environmental agencies off guard which led to not only a shortage of water, but of funding...Read More

Lorraine Loomis dies at 81, remembered for tirelessly fighting for NW Tribes

Lorraine Loomis, the chairperson for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) and Swinomish fisheries manager, died on Aug. 10 at the age of 81.  Loomis...Read More