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A conversation about faith with Lt. Governor Habib

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib surprised onlookers last week when he announced that he would not seek re-election in the fall. That a 38 year old...Read More

Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox published a bipartisan...Read More

Morning Wire: Latest on COVID-19, Lt. Gov.’s race, Kamau Chege

We live in scary, interesting, and consequential times. We are writing the playbook now for how to manage existential community crises. We’re likely to have...Read More

Wire Insider: Kamau Chege

Kamau Chege is the manager of the Washington Census Alliance, a statewide coalition of 55 organizations led by and working in communities of color. Ahead...Read More

Washington’s 2020 presidential primary saw a record high-turnout

A record number of voters turned out for Washington’s March 10 presidential primary. According to vote counts certified Friday by Secretary of State Kim Wyman,...Read More

KUOW’s Week in Review: coronavirus and the state legislature

DJ Wilson, our publisher here at the Washington State Wire and State of Reform (our sister site), joined Allison Williams of Seattle Met and Charles...Read More

Tarleton condemns potential cancellation of April special election

Rep. Gael Tarleton released a statement Friday condemning the potential cancelation of upcoming special elections in April. Washington voters in local jurisdictions across 18 counties...Read More

Advice for candidates and campaigns in the time of coronavirus

As the coronavirus outbreak necessarily subsumes the public’s attention, candidates for public office might be wondering how to proceed. In Washington State, a primary is...Read More

Lt. Gov. Habib will not seek re-election

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced he will not seek re-election to the statewide position this fall.  Instead, Habib will enter the Jesuit priesthood following what...Read More

Q&A: Why gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed is calling for a special session

Former Bothell Mayor and 2020 Republican gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed released a statement yesterday calling for a special session to rescind recent tax & spending...Read More