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Inslee appoints Joanna Carns director of Office of the Corrections Ombuds

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Joanna Carns director of the Washington State Office of the Corrections Ombuds, a new independent agency tasked with providing information...Read More

US Senators sponsor bill to “clear the way” for Millennium Bulk Terminal

Four Republican US Senators have filed a bill to “clear the way for construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal” project in Longview, Washington. Senators Steve Daines...Read More

Equity Forward Action launches six-figure ad buy targeting Cathy McMorris Rodgers

On Friday, Equity Forward Action, a “watchdog project” based out of New York City, announced a six-figure ad buy targeting 5th Congressional District Representative Cathy...Read More

Wenatchee is first city to use new Voting Rights Act to ensure better representation

City Council adopts plan to move from at-large elections to hybrid district system OLYMPIA – The City of Wenatchee today became the first local government...Read More

Senator Ranker: Witnessing extinction is not an option

Sen. Kevin Ranker released a statement on Friday regarding the need for action to protect and recover the Southern Resident Killer Whale....Read More

Judge dismisses Eyman lawsuit on Rainy Day Fund

On Friday, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed the Eyman v. Davidson, et al. case which claimed the state legislature unconstitutionally diverted funds away...Read More

43rd L.D. candidate Claire Torstenbo: “Finding a Cure for Washington State’s Mental Health Crisis”

Claire Torstenbo is a Republican candidate running for State Representative of the 43rd Legislative District. In this op-ed, Torstenbo offers her proposal for improving Washington’s...Read More

Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed his 32nd lawsuit against the Trump Administration on Monday challenging the administration’s policy that would allow the posting and sharing...Read More

Gun initiative certified for ballot, new lawsuits question its validity

Secretary of State Kim Wyman officially certified Initiative 1639, the comprehensive gun safety initiative brought forth by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility (AGR), on Friday...Read More

Paid Family Medical Leave Act rulemaking solicits feedback from small businesses

The first phase of rulemaking for the program ended in May 2018 and covered Collective bargaining agreements, premium liability, and voluntary plans. Details about phase...Read More