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Letter from Sen. Joe Fain: Thank you

  Dear Friends, I want to congratulate Senator-Elect Das on her new opportunity to serve South King County in the Washington State Senate. I look...Read More

Matt Shea’s Liberty State campaign: “Stage II” begins January 2019

Rep. Matt Shea, who recently received national attention for a written manifesto he authored on the “Biblical Basis for War,” is also well-known for his...Read More

State Senate committee approves hiring independent investigator to look into Fain allegation

Thursday morning, the Senate Facilities and Operations Committee approved a special budget authorization to hire an independent investigator to look into the allegation....Read More

WA Reps. DelBene and Heck announce bid for national campaign leadership

The day after Democrats took control of the US House, Washington State Representatives Suzan DelBene and Denny Heck announced their intent to compete for Chair...Read More

Morning Wire:  Complete reporting from the 2018 elections

Our team worked over-time last night, reporting from Federal Way, Bellevue and Lynnwood, to bring you stories and analysis from the 2018 elections.  Our team...Read More

Three observations from election night returns

Finding lessons in the early aftermath of an election can sometimes be a fool’s errand.  Later election returns can shift the results markedly, as happened...Read More

Early results show Dems maintaining, maybe expanding, State Senate majority

The Washington State Senate is made up of 49 senators: one from each Legislative District. This year, 25 senators’ terms expired. Before the election, the...Read More

What election night felt like in Washington’s 30th LD

Going into Election Day, the 30th LD Senate seat was seen as a battleground. Republican incumbent Mark Miloscia beat his Democratic challenger, Claire Wilson, by...Read More

Early results show voter approval for three initiatives, carbon fee falls behind

This midterm election, Washington voters made their voices heard on four big-issue initiatives that drew national attention. Early results show 20- and 18-point advantages in...Read More

House Dems lead in 7 legislative districts

House Democrats led in 57 races on election night, according to late night returns.  This represents a pick up of 7 seats where Democratic candidates...Read More