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Washington’s SharedWork program garners praise

Washington States’s SharedWork program was praised in a recent New York Times article about the “often overlooked” benefits of job sharing programs. Officially titled short-time...Read More

Q&A: Monisha Harrell on the policy aims of the Washington for Black Lives coalition

On Monday, several Black-led organizations announced the launch of Washington for Black Lives (W4BL), a new coalition that will aim to combat police violence in...Read More

Op-ed: We can improve public health by cleaning up Washington’s tax code

Losing the front wheel on a walker might sound like no big deal to many of us. But for people with low incomes managing multiple...Read More

Oregon Legislature to convene special session; Washington unlikely to do the same

On Friday afternoon, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is expected to call a special legislative session for Aug. 10, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting’s reporting. In...Read More

Video and Highlights – Going Back to School: COVID and Education Equity

On Wednesday, the Washington State Wire and City Year Seattle-King co-hosted a virtual conversation about COVID-19 and Education Equity. The conversation centered around what to...Read More

Q&A: Congressional Candidate Jackson Maynard

Jackson Maynard is a Republican candidate for Congress in Washington’s 10th District. An attorney by trade, Maynard previously worked as a prosecutor, practiced construction law...Read More

Effects of the public health and economic crises on health care in Washington State

At a hearing convened by the bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) earlier this week, members were given a presentation on the effects...Read More

An intersectional perspective on economic recovery

The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) convened its second hearing this week. In the first hearing, conducted on June 16th, economists and...Read More

Economic uncertainty underpins state treasurer’s race

First-term State Treasurer Duane Davidson, one of two Republican statewide officeholders in Washington State, is facing a challenge from Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, a Democratic state...Read More

Why there won’t be a special session this summer – or at all

Recently, Joe O’Sullivan reported what had been increasingly clear in recent weeks: there will be no special session this summer to address the fiscal shortfall....Read More