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A closer look at grid reliability and clean energy

How to maintain energy reliability while transitioning to a clean electric grid will be a key issue for state and federal agencies, as well as...Read More

“It’s debilitating.” What’s driving Washington’s ferry problems?

Frustration is mounting over cancelled sailings and service disruptions to Washington State Ferries, and there are calls among lawmakers to make funding ferries a priority...Read More

Sen. David Frockt won’t seek re-election

Moments ago, Sen. David Frockt announced he will not seek re-election in 2022. With Sen. Jeannie Darnielle, this is the second Democratic senator to announce...Read More

Key proposals from the Congressional District maps

Proposed Congressional District maps were released yesterday, and voters in the 1st, 2nd and 8th districts should be paying particular attention.  Washington State didn’t pick...Read More

Intraparty divisions on display ahead of infrastructure vote tomorrow

Two Washington State Representatives could both bring down the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan, but from wings of...Read More

Lawmakers want feedback on where to place a new commercial airport

Washingtonians can weigh in on six proposed locations for a new commercial airport during a virtual open house scheduled to run through Oct. 3.  The...Read More

Redistricting commissioners have less than two months to hash out major differences

Redistricting map proposals have been released for Washington’s 49 legislative districts, and analysts and party representatives on both sides of the aisle are calling foul. ...Read More

Sen. Jeannie Darneille resigns from Legislature to help lead Women’s Prison Division

Sen. Jeannie Darneille has tendered her resignation from the Washington State Legislature after more than two decades of service. The announcement came this morning. Sen. Darneille is set...Read More

CERB invests more than $10 million in rural, broadband projects

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) yesterday approved $8,272,040 million in grants and $1,975,000 in low-interest loans for planning, economic development and rural...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Curtis King on transportation

Sen. Curtis King (R-14th LD) is a ranking member of the Senate Transportation Committee. He served as Chair of the Committee from 2015 to 2017...Read More