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Drug decriminalization measure polling looks bleak

Commit to Change Washington, the ACLU’s campaign to decriminalize the use of most illegal drugs, officially launched its signature drive for Initiative 1922 this week. ...Read More

Battery-materials plant headed for Moses Lake

Last week we brought you the news that Sila Nanotechnologies, a producer of bleeding-edge battery technology, was likely bringing a massive new factory to Washington State. Starting...Read More

Political implications of the upcoming abortion ruling

Assuming Politico’s blockbuster scoop¹ on the Big Supremes’ upcoming ruling striking down Roe v. Wade stands up, not that much actually changes on the ground in...Read More

OpEd: Economic and policy experts argue against repealing the capital gains tax

Editor’s Note: We enjoy hosting a robust debate here at the Washington State Wire. The capital gains tax enacted by the Legislature last year, and...Read More

From The Observer: Trump endorsement doesn’t equal cash for Culp

Donald Trump’s endorsement didn’t do much to enliven failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp’s dwindling ability to squeeze money out of his base of small conservative...Read More

Candidates start to rake in cash

That faint metaphorical rustling you hear is the sound of hundreds of thousands — soon to be millions — of dollars fluttering out of the...Read More

From the Observer: More big money for the capital gains tax repeal

The people with skin in the game are starting to play in the ballot initiative campaign to repeal Washington’s new capital gains tax.  The latest filing to...Read More

OpEd: Armed robberies of cannabis retailers require immediate response

The rising tide of dangerous armed robberies of cannabis retail small businesses requires urgent action from elected leaders at all levels of government. Because of current...Read More

The Sunday Observer: How the hospitals held off the nurses’ unions

One of the biggest fights in the Legislature this year was between the Washington Hospital Association and the unions that represent nurses and nursing assistants...Read More

House Republicans target the 44th District

A little while back, one of our better sources slipped us the link to an online poll. It only took a glance to tell what...Read More