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Inslee appoints Joanna Carns director of Office of the Corrections Ombuds

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Joanna Carns director of the Washington State Office of the Corrections Ombuds, a new independent agency tasked with providing information...Read More

DCCC adds candidate Kim Schrier to “Red to Blue program”

After securing her place in the general election for Representative of the 8th CD, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added Dr. Kim Schrier...Read More

US Senators sponsor bill to “clear the way” for Millennium Bulk Terminal

Four Republican US Senators have filed a bill to “clear the way for construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal” project in Longview, Washington. Senators Steve Daines...Read More

Equity Forward Action launches six-figure ad buy targeting Cathy McMorris Rodgers

On Friday, Equity Forward Action, a “watchdog project” based out of New York City, announced a six-figure ad buy targeting 5th Congressional District Representative Cathy...Read More

Seattle Times writer calls out Sen. Maralyn Chase over her defense of controversial public records bill

On Thursday, Seattle Times editorial writer Melissa Santos wrote a column fact-checking Senator Maralyn Chase’s recent op-ed defending the legislature’s attempt to rush through a...Read More

Wenatchee is first city to use new Voting Rights Act to ensure better representation

City Council adopts plan to move from at-large elections to hybrid district system OLYMPIA – The City of Wenatchee today became the first local government...Read More

Washington ranks 20th in Elections Performance Index, with one caveat

Washington State ranks 20th in MIT’s latest Elections Performance Index (EPI) assessment. The EPI evaluates all 50 states and Washington DC on a series of...Read More

Secret recording at McMorris Rodgers fundraiser, Nunes says Kavanaugh confirmation delaying Rosenstein impeachment

On Wednesday evening, a segment on the “The Rachel Maddow Show” highlighted statements made during a private campaign fundraising event for US Rep. Cathy McMorris...Read More

Surprisingly close results in key federal races in Washington could signal “blue wave”

With close to 80% of the ballots on hand counted and late mail-in ballots trickling in, some key federal primary races in Washington are giving...Read More

Early primary results: Will Democrats increase their majority in the Senate?

The possibility of a Republican majority in the state Senate continues to shrink as Tuesday night’s primary results roll in. Initial results show Democrats leading...Read More