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Morning Wire: Amazon’s influence on local politics, President Fawn Sharp, Governor Locke at Re-Wire

Elections have a funny way of telling us who we really are as a statewide community. It’s an empirical poll from those of us that...Read More

I-976 and the multibillion-dollar question

Should I-976 survive the legal challenge headed its way, a multibillion-dollar budget gap will need to be filled. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle...Read More

Old tensions boil over in I-976 vote

When the first round of election results were released on Tuesday evening, Senator Phil Fortunato was not surprised at what he saw. In a conversation...Read More

Q&A Part 2: Rep. Drew Stokesbary talks about the importance of applying pressure to bring about change

Rep. Stokesbary and I continue our conversation by talking about the pressure applied to the NCAA by state legislatures, the pace of legislative change more...Read More

Q&A Part 1: Rep. Drew Stokesbary makes the case for allowing student-athletes to make money and reacts to “the worst idea” he’s ever heard

Rep. Drew Stokesbary of Auburn is the House Minority Floor Leader and ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee. Since his election to the House...Read More

Schrier and DelBene lead the charge for expanded Medicare vision coverage

Two members of the Washington State congressional delegation, Representatives Kim Schrier and Suzane DelBene, are leading a legislative attempt by House Democrats to expand Medicare...Read More

Op-ed: “Congress must unlock higher education for people with criminal convictions”

DIRK VAN VELZEN is founder and Executive Director of the Prison Scholar Fund, which helps incarcerated students pursue education by funding college, vocational, and technical...Read More

Q&A: Tacoma City Council Member Ryan Mello on battling with the NRA over his firearms tax

Gun violence is a hot button issue in cities around the country and Tacoma is no exception. Grappling with an uptick in gun violence this...Read More

Universal health care work group holds first meeting

Members of a work group directed to provide recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on how to create, implement, maintain, and fund a universal health...Read More

Inslee issues executive order regulating vaping industry

On Friday, Governor Inslee announced an executive order implementing a broad range of regulations on e-cigarette and vaping products. The executive order comes on the...Read More