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Morning Wire: Latest on COVID-19, Lt. Gov.’s race, Kamau Chege

We live in scary, interesting, and consequential times. We are writing the playbook now for how to manage existential community crises. We’re likely to have...Read More

Morning Wire: Coronavirus, Session takeaways, Inslee’s leadership

Like most folks, we are working from home starting at the end of last week. My kids are figuring out how to manage online learning,...Read More

Morning Wire: Coronavirus, Pence-Inslee, Cap and Invest

It’s the last week of the short session with “go home” budgets close to being put to bed. The biggest question marks may be the...Read More

Morning Wire: Coronavirus, Super Tuesday, Peter Schrappen

Today is day 51 of the 60-day legislative session, where the budget process is taking up much of the oxygen. For a run down of...Read More

Morning Wire: “Go home” budgets, Rep. Andrew Barkis, Sports gambling

We should start calling this the Midday Wire…  With news breaking every Tuesday morning that is directly relevant to the briefing we send you, it takes...Read More

Morning Wire: Bernie Sanders & Pete Buttigieg, Wire Insiders, 16th District Senate race

After months of facilitating health policy conferences around the west coast, editing, and writing for the Wire and our sister site State of Reform, DJ Wilson...Read More

Morning Wire: AG Bob Ferguson, B&O tax, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon

Good midday to you — Happy Election Day! There is the New Hampshire primary, of course. But, also mobile voting in King County, and a host of local bond measures....Read More

Morning Wire: Intra-party conflict, Rep. Matt Boehnke, Joshua Collins

We publish this newsletter once a week during the session, featuring some of our reporting and additional links to political conversations and policy discussions taking...Read More

Morning Wire: Health policy update, Coronavirus, Rep. Mia Gregerson

“I just love the Wire.” That’s what we heard recently from one long time Olympia insider, which was so refreshing for so many reasons. We’re...Read More

Morning Wire: Gun hearings, JT Wilcox, Madeline Shannon

Week two of the session is underway. Our first session cut off is a mere 17 days away, so hearings are moving briskly. If a...Read More