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Morning Wire: Washington’s ferry troubles, Q&A w/ Steve Lerch on the economic recovery, Clean energy and a stable grid

Infrastructure and the economy were top-of-mind this week as our coverage explored issues ranging from the state’s ferry system challenges to a growing number of...Read More

Morning Wire: Congressional district proposals, Dr. Karen Johnson on the Office of Equity, Revenue forecasting

When I used to longboard, one of the most important skills was learning how to fall. Do it wrong, and you’re in a world of...Read More

Morning Wire: LD redistricting map proposals, Q&A w/ Sen. Emily Randall, School seismic upgrades

Rain or shine, we here at the Wire are gearing up for today’s Convening Panel meeting in preparation for the 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference. We’ll be...Read More

Morning Wire: Three key housing issues, Q&A w/ Sen. Mark Mullet on insurance rates, Budget requests

It’s a common saying around our office that we’re in the business of writing slow news, not fast news. Much like slow food that takes...Read More

Morning Wire: Biden’s support slips in the 8th, Q&A w/ Sen. Curtis King, Capital gains

Last week, our sister site State of Reform kicked off its conference season with the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference. If you couldn’t...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&A w/ Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, Court backlog, Spokane conference

While it may not be immediately apparent, nearly every item featured in this week’s Morning Wire deals with labor.  We talked with Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&As w/Reps. Jessica Bateman and Alex Ybarra, Spokane conference

With the 2021 legislative session well in the rearview mirror, and the next session still more than four months out, it’s easy to feel like...Read More

Morning Wire: Q&A w/Rep. Jesse Johnson, Census data by CD, Back to school takeaways

If you’ve been reading the Wire over the past several weeks, you’ve probably seen my byline pop up a few times, so I might as...Read More

Morning Wire: Census, Rep. Orcutt, drought, Kabul

This month, I turn 46. I left for college at Gonzaga this month 28 years ago. I started graduate school this month 24 years ago...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Patty Kuderer, Rep. Frank Chopp, Duwamish

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the...Read More