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Elections

Morning Wire: 2020 race for governor, Committee days, the implications of a Capital Gains Tax

We re-launched the Wire about this time three years ago. Our goal was and is to provide an additional, thoughtful voice to cover state politics,...Read More

Understanding the math: 2020 race for governor

The math works in funny ways in the 2020 governor race, creating the possibility of two Democrats in the general election...Read More

The gray area around defining political advertisements in Washington State

Political advertisements in Washington State are defined in concrete terms, though perhaps not concrete enough to prevent some types of advertisements from circumventing public disclosure...Read More

Morning Wire: Inslee’s “why” problem, Re-Wire speakers, Lessons from 2019 elections

We are now just three weeks out from our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference. This is our primary revenue source in support of the Wire’s reporting and content throughout...Read More

Lessons from the 2019 elections according to David Goldstein, Tim Eyman, and Heather Weiner

The 2019 elections in Washington State created a mix of story lines and lessons. Between fiercely contested local races to controversial statewide ballot measures, the...Read More

Inslee’s “why” problem

Even if you aren’t a fan of Inslee, you knew exactly why he was running for president. If you lived under a rock in Kansas,...Read More

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

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