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Politics

DOL terminates data contracts with federal immigration agencies

The DOL reports they have terminated 4 federal contracts and restructured 9 additional contracts related to data sharing and immigration....Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

Gov. Inslee and Secretary of State Wyman announced they have secured funding for statewide ballot return postage in the 2018 Primary and General Elections....Read More

Law enforcement groups support appeal of deadly force initiative court ruling

After a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that the passage of Initiative 940 and HB 3003 violated the state constitution, lawyers for the legislature...Read More

Sen. Ericksen says UTC’s carbon cost directive casts doubt on the commission’s credibility

Sen. Ericksen says UTC's recent directive will "artificially increase" utilities' cost calculations and drive up prices for Washington consumers....Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

House Democrats vote to suspend Rep. Sawyer’s chairmanship following evidence of workplace misconduct

The HDC has voted to suspend Representative Sawyer from his position as Chair of the Committee on Commerce & Gaming....Read More

Ten Republican legislators file motion calling for recusal of Justice Yu in McCleary case

The motion claims Justice Yu's recent speech at a Washington Education Association event raises the suspicion of partiality....Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Fitzgibbon, Senator Padden, Independent Candidates

The outlook for independent candidates and a list of 2018 primaries to watch are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Washington House leaders may suspend Rep. Sawyer’s chairmanship

A special meeting has been called to consider suspending Representative David Sawyer from his role as Chair of the Commerce & Gaming committee....Read More