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Political implications of the upcoming abortion ruling

Assuming Politico’s blockbuster scoop¹ on the Big Supremes’ upcoming ruling striking down Roe v. Wade stands up, not that much actually changes on the ground in...Read More

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

From The Observer: Trump endorsement doesn’t equal cash for Culp

Donald Trump’s endorsement didn’t do much to enliven failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s dwindling ability to squeeze money out of his base of small conservative...Read More

Candidates start to rake in cash

That faint metaphorical rustling you hear is the sound of hundreds of thousands — soon to be millions — of dollars fluttering out of the...Read More

OpEd: Armed robberies of cannabis retailers require immediate response

The rising tide of dangerous armed robberies of cannabis retail small businesses requires urgent action from elected leaders at all levels of government. Because of current...Read More

House Republicans target the 44th District

A little while back, one of our better sources slipped us the link to an online poll. It only took a glance to tell what...Read More

The Sunday Observer: The awkward politics of bridge tolls

When Gov. Jay Inslee signed the massive $16.8 billion transportation package this week, his team tied it up in the greenest possible bow. Signing ceremonies...Read More

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

The Sunday Observer: Paving over the locals for green energy but not for housing density

We’re in the final week of the Legislature’s session when lawmakers must negotiate a complex deal to get out of town. Friday marked the last...Read More