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Politics

Minnick: Democrats winning battles, losing war

Commentary by "From the Right" columnist Chad Minnick....Read More

Washington Legislature votes to move presidential primary

A bill to move Washington’s presidential primary vote to the second Tuesday in March passed through both chambers of the Legislature. Now, it requires only...Read More

Hobbs’s $17 billion transportation package gets public hearing

Senator Steve Hobbs’s ambitious 10-year transportation plan had its public hearing on Thursday afternoon in the Senate Transportation Committee. The funding plan, which Hobbs is...Read More

Learning from Inslee’s presidential campaign launch video

Takeaways from Jay Inslee's video announcing his presidential campaign...Read More

Gov. Inslee appears on “Face the Nation”

On the CBS News program “Face the Nation” Sunday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reiterated his position on Trump’s national emergency declaration and admitted he may...Read More

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