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David Rolf email announces retirement from SEIU 775

David Rolf, Founding President of SEIU 775, sent out this email yesterday to a broad group of stakeholders.  It announces his retirement from the union...Read More

Superintendent Reykdal: “Our efforts to improve school funding and student achievement have only just begun”

Superintendent Chris Reykdal released the following statement in response to the ongoing teacher strikes taking place throughout Washington.  The 2018–19 school year is off and...Read More

Key concerns emerge during Legislative Task Force on Public Record’s first meeting

The Legislative Task Force on Public Records held its first meeting on Wednesday in Olympia. The meeting was the first of potentially four meetings scheduled...Read More

Supreme Court’s I-940 decision allows ballot printing to proceed

In the wake of last week’s ruling on Initiative 1639, the Washington Supreme Court has issued another ruling that clears the way for ballots and...Read More

Morning Wire: 5th CD, “Why we sponsor the Wire,” teacher strikes

We have seven things curated for you this week, each of which we think is worth your time.  Most track Washington State politics, but we...Read More

Most egregious claims made against Manweller in investigative report

Central Washington fired Representative Matt Manweller after receiving a full investigative report into allegations of misconduct and harassment made against the Representative. Manweller then sued...Read More

New data visualization tool on global temperature increases

The latest data visualization tool to show the relative temperature changes over the last century is as interesting from a graphic and imagery tool as...Read More

What could Democrats do with a two-thirds legislative majority?

As state primary results have solidified, Democrats are looking strong as we roll forward to November. The Dems could pick up between 13 and 19...Read More

Supreme Court decision places Initiative 1639 on November ballot

This press release was provided by the office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman.  The Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Thurston County Superior...Read More

Sen. Braun sends letter asking Inslee, Ferguson, and Reykdal to intervene in potential teacher strikes

On Thursday, State Senator John Braun sent a letter to Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson, and State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, calling on the state leaders...Read More