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Access to billions in federal funding a key distinction between broadband bills

Bob Hunter has been at the Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) for 35 years, and he knows when to strike while the iron is hot....Read More

Job posting for congressional campaign says female staffers must “demonstrate their commitment” before getting hired

Former Nascar driver Jerrod Sessler is one week into his campaign to unseat Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA – 4), but he is already apologizing. Sessler...Read More

A conversation on the future of US health care with Sen. Patty Murray

Any health care bills that make it to President Biden’s desk will first need to go through the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and...Read More

How the Senate transportation budget makes use of federal funds

The Senate passes their 2021-23 Transportation Budget, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs (D – Lake Stevens) in a unanimous vote Monday. The budget makes use of...Read More

Capital gains: Where one vote makes a difference

It’s a cliché to think that one’s vote doesn’t make much of a difference in our politics. In many instances, that is true. Whether you...Read More

Q&A: What Brianna Thomas wants to do as a Seattle City Councilmember  

Brianna Thomas, Chief of Staff to Council President and mayoral candidate Lorena González, is running to fill her boss’s citywide seat on the Seattle City Council....Read More

Republicans leaders ask Inslee to reopen all of Washington at 50% capacity

In a letter Monday afternoon to Gov. Inslee, Republican leaders Sen. John Braun and Rep. J.T. Wilcox expressed support for plans to reintroduce in- person...Read More

Wilcox: “The other side is running out of steam”

House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox (R – Yelm) says his caucus has managed to rein in Democratic legislation this session, preventing the majority from passing...Read More

Former State Treasurer Duane Davidson announces candidacy for State Representative

Former Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced Monday that he will run for the State House in District 8 (Benton County). Calling himself “Washington’s Fiscal...Read More

Braun on transportation proposals from King and Senate Freedom Caucus: “I appreciate the work they’re both doing.”

The Senate Freedom Caucus unveiled their transportation-funding proposal this week, a response to different proposals put forward by Democrats as well as the lead Republican...Read More