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Op-ed: The Environmental Value of Hydropower

President Russ Skolrood, Vice President Arie Callaghan, and Secretary Dave Timmons are the elected Board of Commissioners for the Grays Harbor Public Utility District #1. ...Read More

Morning Wire: Sen. Claire Wilson, Inslee campaign update, “unauditable” governments

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics, written with smart brevity for your quick read....Read More

Gentzler: Looking back on my top 3 stories

"As I move on from reporting on the Legislature, DJ Wilson (the Wire’s publisher) asked me to reflect on the stories I’m most proud of...Read More

Inslee’s campaign: The focus, the debates, & the problem

The 2020 Democratic primary race is kicking into high gear with the first debates just around the corner. With that in mind, here’s an update...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Claire Wilson on her first session in the Legislature

Sen. Wilson is the Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and serves on the Transportation and Human Services, Reentry &...Read More

Refuse to cooperate with state audit, lose taxing authority

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on a recent report from the State Auditor's Office highlighting unauditable governments in Washington....Read More

Excerpts from Pam MacEwan’s testimony to Congress

On June 12, Pam MacEwan, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, testified before the US House Ways and Means Committee regarding the...Read More

Morning Wire: New trade deficit, Sen. John Braun, Recession?

Some of the most important topics in Washington State politics, written with smart brevity, for your quick read....Read More

Why the next recession may start July 1

Get ready: the next recession could start July 1. Now, let’s be honest: Of course, I don’t know if that’s true now. I can’t foresee...Read More

A look at the impact of tariffs in Washington

What does the ongoing trade war mean for Washington, a state where China is the leading exporter and importer?...Read More