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Doglio running to return to Legislature

Former state Rep. Beth Doglio is seeking a return to the state House. Doglio, an Olympia Democrat, gave up her seat in 2020 to run...Read More

Minor tweaks mark the end (maybe) of troubled redistricting process

Barring a successful court challenge, Washington’s latest round of redistricting is in the books.  The Senate voted Tuesday to approve House Concurrent Resolution 4407, which...Read More

Herrera-Beutler’s challengers may cancel one another out

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s political problems this year are all to the right over her impeachment vote against Trump. The Republican incumbent in Southwest Washington’s 3rd...Read More

Loren Culp’s bid for Congress is losing money

Failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp looks to be well on his way to becoming failed congressional candidate Loren Culp. Culp’s challenge to Republican U.S. Rep....Read More

Dunn raised $344K in December for challenge to Schrier in 8th District

Republican Reagan Dunn raised more than $344,000 in the first month of his campaign to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier from the 8th Congression...Read More

An election-year tax holiday proposal

Lawmakers are full of ideas this year about how to spend the state’s significant budget surplus, some of them with an eye fixed firmly on...Read More

Frame declares for Carlyle’s Senate seat

House Finance Chair Noel Frame declared Thursday for Sen. Reuven Carlyle’s soon-to-be vacant seat in the state Senate. Carlyle, chair of Senate Environment, Energy, and...Read More

Election changes: Proposed ban on odd-year elections advances; Senate panel passes ranked-choice voting

Two significant proposed changes to Washington State elections that might dramatically alter the landscape of local races are moving through the Legislature. The larger proposed...Read More

Sen. Mona Das’ election-year tax cut could turn into a political hot potato

Sen. Mona Das’ proposal to lop a full percentage point off the state sales and use tax is, on a philosophical level, consistent with majority...Read More

Senate Environment chair Carlyle won’t seek reelection

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee, announced Monday that he won’t seek reelection later this year. The Seattle Democrat...Read More