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Washington redistricting plan challenged anew

Washington’s new political map has drawn another legal challenge, this time from the right, in a lawsuit that condemns a majority-Latino legislative district in the...Read More

The Morning Wire: It’s budget-deal day as Legislature’s adjournment nears

Plus: a truce in the weed wars, unionization for the Legislature’s staff, and more redistricting weirdness Today’s the day the big budget compromises get rolled...Read More

Morning Wire: Re-Wire is one week away, here’s what’s in store

In a little more than one week, we’ll host the 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference on Dec. 15, at 9:00 a.m. sharp! If you haven’t yet, check...Read More

Morning Wire: Redistricting, Q&A w/ Rep. JT Wilcox, Steve Hobbs appointment

With Thanksgiving this week, we’d like to take a moment to thank each of you for your support, your readership, and your feedback. We wouldn’t...Read More

Morning Wire: Seattle elections, Q&A w/ Sen. Manka Dhingra, Build Back Better

Between the climate summit in Glasgow, elections and the infrastructure bill passing, the last week has been anything but slow. While these are important, here...Read More

Morning Wire: Seattle mayoral race, Q&A w/ Sen. Lynda Wilson, Climate legislation

Well, the lights have been on long enough for me to finish typing up this newsletter which is some good news. A strong storm is working...Read More

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