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Q&A: Rep. Ed Orcutt talks taxes, police bills, special session

Rep. Ed Orcutt represents Washington’s 20th Legislative District. He also serves as the ranking minority member on the House of Representatives’ Finance Committee. Orcutt is...Read More

Washington state Congressmembers split on infrastructure bill

The $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act cleared the U.S. Senate yesterday with a 69-vote majority, and comes loaded with a slew of potential...Read More

Republican leaders call for special session on police reform bills

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issued the following statement in response to continued Democrat insistence in the press...Read More

Inslee announces vaccine mandate for state, health care workers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that most state workers and on-site contractors and volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to remain employed. The...Read More

Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-48th)

Q&A: Sen. Patty Kuderer thinking about housing, guns, courts bills for 2022 session

Sen. Patty Kuderer represents the 48th Legislative District and serves as Chair of the Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. The Wire talked with her...Read More

Poll: Seattle voters want new mayor to address homelessness

The Northwest Progressive Institute has released additional poll results on Seattle voters’ top concerns, and their opinion on a charter amendment on homelessness.  Topping the...Read More

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Advice on public broadband from Anacortes

Anacortes in Washington state built and operates its own municipal broadband company and directly provide service, connecting its first customers in March 2020. It’s been...Read More

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How WA residents are feeling in 2021 according to a new Crosscut/Elway poll

A majority of people surveyed in Washington state don’t approve of Gov. Jay Inslee, but do think their own community will improve over the next...Read More

Two big broadband bills became effective yesterday

A pair of bills seeking to expand broadband access in Washington state went into effect on July 25.  The bills, HB 1336 and SB 5383,...Read More

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U.S. House committee advances Tacoma affordable housing funds

Last Friday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced new federal funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support two projects that...Read More