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Politics

Q&A: Alison McCaffree, granddaughter of Rep. Mary Ellen McCaffree

After reading the Wire’s recent series on redistricting, Alison McCaffree reached out and offered us a free ticket to the one-woman play she produced portraying...Read More

Bills would require presidential candidates to release tax returns

The House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee heard public testimony last week on a bill that would require presidential hopefuls to publicly release a...Read More

Jaime Herrera Beutler’s statement on President’s national emergency declaration

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement in response to the president’s intent to declare a national emergency to fund border security....Read More

A word on benchmarking partisan performance

As Senator Gorton told us in our recent podcast with him, determining objective data on partisan performance in Washington State isn’t easy.  “It’s very much...Read More

Comparing 1965 with 2012: Lessons on redistricting

During our interview with Slade Gorton, and in his biography by John C. Hughes, Gorton said that one of his goals in the 1965 redistricting...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Paul Harris on Tobacco 21, his vaccine bill, and being a “weird Republican”

Rep. Paul Harris represents Washington’s 17th legislative district, covering eastern Vancouver and other parts of southwest Clark County. Harris has held his seat in the...Read More

Redistricting: Tracking state elections and legislative composition

The 2018 “blue wave” midterms saw increased Democratic representation in many state legislatures, including Washington State’s. Put in a broader context, though, some gains for...Read More

A survey of state gerrymandering cases

The 2010 census, and the redistricting that followed, prompted a series of lawsuits challenging state district maps. As the country approaches the 2020 census and...Read More

Wyble: Washington’s increasing national prominence

As the presidential campaign of 2020 starts heating up, our state elected officials are gaining a newfound prominence in our nation’s political conversations....Read More

Schultz answers two thorny Seattle questions

During a live interview with Monica Guzman at Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz answered to what are two sore subjects...Read More