Lawmakers work to strengthen Washington’s election security

On Monday, the House passed a series of legislation to help ensure the security of Washington elections. Representative Zack Hudgins, Chair of the House State...Read More

Morning Wire: Amazon, Medicaid, Bill cutoff

We have a number of topics for your review today related to the politics, policies and political economy of Washington State.  Our goal is to...Read More

Wire Insider: Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is the Chairman of the Board for He joins us as a “Wire Insider” to talk about the use of blockchain technology...Read More

Senate passes automatic voter registration

OLYMPIA – On Saturday, the Senate passed legislation introduced by Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, to implement automatic voter registration at Washington state agencies. “Voting is...Read More

Ride-sharing bills compete in the legislature

Two bills that would create statewide regulations for ride-sharing companies like Uber or Lyft, are at the center of debate regarding the specific rules and...Read More

Inslee announces state actions to keep net neutrality in Washington

The day before the FCC is set to vote on repealing the Open Internet Order of 2015, Governor Inslee hosted a press conference urging the...Read More

Washington has 10th highest rate of cybercrime in US

In anticipation of Cyber Monday, OpenVPN created a report outlining state-by-state risks of cybercrime victimization. The analysis used information from the FBI and the Consumer...Read More

Inslee signs memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Umbria Region

Gov. Jay Inslee, while visiting Italy this week, met with President Catiuscia Marini of the Umbria Region, Deputy Mayor Michele Fioroni of Perugia –one of Seattle’s...Read More

Agnes Kirk reviews cybersecurity concerns in Washington

On Tuesday, Agnes Kirk and Alex Alben discussed cybersecurity and the rising threat of data breaches and cyberattacks during the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance...Read More

Inslee looks to expand apprenticeship programs in Washington

Governor Inslee, along with 45 delegates from Washington businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions, spent the last 3 days in Switzerland learning about the highly successful...Read More