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Q&A: Mayor Jon Nehring on building a Republican governing coalition

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring is the new Chairman of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington (MRW) – an organization founded over 30 years ago to provide...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Marko Liias makes his case for a progressive Lt. Governorship

Senator Marko Liias has launched a campaign for Lt. Governor based on his progressive bona fides and experience as Majority Floor Leader. He’s earned endorsements...Read More

Poll: A majority of Washingtonians prioritize public health over the economy

In a new Crosscut/Elway Poll on Washington State’s COVID-19 response, a majority of respondents prioritized public health outcomes over economic outcomes.   We’ve been seeing a...Read More

Morning Wire: Reopening the economy, Divide among Republicans, Cliff Mass

Thanks for all of your feedback about the value we provide here at the Wire. I appreciate it. It’s informing how we will continue our...Read More

Q&A: Sen. John McCoy looks back on 17 years in the Legislature

After 17 years of service in the Washington State Legislature, Sen. John McCoy announced his retirement last week. Before McCoy became one of the longest...Read More

Why divisions within the Republican Party make it very hard for Republicans to win statewide

The Republican Party continues to be wrestling with a deep cultural divide within the party. The protests over the weekend show this divide is getting...Read More

DNC Chair Tom Perez applauds Washington State’s vote-by-mail system

DNC Chair Tom Perez commended both Washington’s vote-by-mail system and Washington Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski on Friday due to the record number of voters...Read More

McCoy announces retirement from Washington State Senate

After 17 years of service in the Washington State Legislature, Sen. John McCoy (D-Tulalip) announced his retirement on Thursday after submitting a resignation letter to...Read More

Morning Wire: Denny Heck, City & county finances, Economic indicators to watch

Last night, I caught up on your comments and feedback in our Annual Reader Survey. They were generally warm, kind and heartening. So, in a crazy...Read More

Q&A: Denny Heck wants to prioritize political civility and economic growth as Lt. Governor

Congressman Denny Heck was set to retire from elected office after a long career in Congress. But after Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib announced his own...Read More