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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

Homelessness takes center stage in local elections

When Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart conceded the Spokane mayoral race, he spoke of a politics that sucked the life out of his campaign,...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

Sen. Maureen Walsh won’t seek re-election

State Senator Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, is announcing she will not seek re-election to her seat, but will complete the last year of her term,...Read More

Q&A: President Fawn Sharp on why Tribal Nations are poised to lead the global response to climate change

Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, winning 61 percent of the vote. Sharp ran...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 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

DJ Wilson joins KUOW to discuss I-1000/R-88

Referendum 88 (R-88) has been one of the most talked about items on the ballot in Washington State this year. If approved, R-88 would confirm...Read More

Democratic women candidates continue effort to step up representation in Washington State

2018 saw an unprecedented number of women run for elected office. The uptick appears to be continuing in 2019, sweeping through the highest echelon of...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Ron Muzzall talks about his background as a farmer, taxation, and the mental health crisis in Washington State

On October 18th, Ron Muzzall was appointed the new Legislative District 10 State Senator, replacing the retiring Barbara Bailey. Senator Muzzall’s appointment resulted from a...Read More