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Tacoma, WA lawmakers urge Sec. Blinken to expedite visas for Afghan translators

The swift collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks has prompted the Tacoma City Council, state Legislators and Members of Congress to...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jesse Johnson on police reform

Last session was a watershed moment for the police reform movement in Washington State. Two key pieces of legislation passed: HB 1310 created new use...Read More

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


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


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