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State Superintendent Reykdal says Washington will not arm its teachers

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal released the following statement following reports that US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was considering allowing the use of federal funds to...Read More

Election forecaster shifts ratings of two WA Republican districts

On Thursday, Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifted the ratings of 12 different US House races from around the country. Among those 12 races, the election forecaster...Read More

Investigation into harassment allegations against Rep. Manweller released

The full investigative report into allegations of professional misconduct and sexual harassment against Representative Matt Manweller was released on Wednesday afternoon. The report includes information...Read More

Inslee and Ferguson denounce rollback of Clean Power Plan

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the Trump administration's plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan....Read More

Morning Wire: JT Wilcox, I-1639, Washington wildfires

Two Republican's views on the media, wildfires, and initiatives in the Supreme Court are all featured in this week's edition of the Morning Wire....Read More

Marjie High: Why I write for the Wire

I write for justice. Justice that I believe lies in equity, fairness, opportunity, and consistency, all easy to overlook without connections to those who are...Read More

Two notable departures from the press

Walker Orenstein is leaving the Tacoma News Tribune.  He covered the legislature as one of the few remaining members of the print industry’s capital press...Read More

Earth Overshoot Day reported as August 1st

  Earth Overshoot Day is the day when humans’ demand for natural resources exceeds what the planet can renew that year.  It’s a metric that...Read More

With new court ruling, gun initiative ordered off ballot

A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that petitions sheets used for I-1639, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s gun initiative, did not comply with Washington...Read More

House Republican Leader on his experience with the press

Rep. JT Wilcox leads the House Republicans in Olympia.  He posted this statement to social media on Sunday regarding his experience with the press.  This...Read More