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Canadian border agents consider strike amid talk of border reopening

Last Thursday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) said its workers will start strike votes this Wednesday, further complicating the reopening process of the...Read More

Northwest Progressive Institute finds American Rescue Plan popular in Washington

In a recent survey, the Northwest Progressive Institute found that the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan is popular among Washingtonians. The survey states that 60%...Read More

Q&A: Sara Nelson looks to bring public service and private sector experience to Seattle City Council

Sara Nelson, co-founder of Fremont Brewing and former policy advisor for Richard Conlin, is running for Seattle City Council. Nelson is campaigning for the at-large Position...Read More

The questions facing the Republican Party

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected Republican on the West Coast. She has survived two difficult reelection campaigns by staying...Read More

Biden budget includes funding for transit projects in Puget Sound

Funding for two Washington State transit projects was included in the $6 trillion budget proposal released by President Biden Friday. The funds are allocated in...Read More

ICYMI: Recapping the 2021 session with legislative Republicans

Last week, the Wire hosted a virtual conversation with Republican caucus leaders Sen. John Braun and Rep. J.T. Wilcox and Republican floor leaders Sen. Shelly...Read More

Tribal leaders, legislators condemn Inslee’s surprise veto of tribal human rights provisions in Climate Commitment Act

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe joins the President of the National Congress of American Indians and allied Democratic Party legislators in condemning Governor Jay Inslee’s surprise...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee vetoes, Candidate filing, Rainy day funds

Since the virtual conversation we’re hosting at 3:30 PM today is top of mind, would you like to see more video content at the Wire? Do you...Read More

Tensions swirl as Inslee issues partial vetoes of “Grand Bargain” provisions  

The pushback from Republicans and some key Democrats was fierce after Governor Jay Inslee issued partial vetoes Monday to portions of climate legislation linked to the passage...Read More

Virtual Conversation: Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans

The Washington State Wire will host a virtual conversation Tuesday, May 18 at 3:30 PM with Republican legislative leaders on the 2021 legislative session. While...Read More