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Sex Ed bill passes in the Senate

Senate Bill 5395 passed 28-21 in the Senate Wednesday after more than a year of efforts to require sex education in schools.  The bill was...Read More

Morning Wire: Gun hearings, JT Wilcox, Madeline Shannon

Week two of the session is underway. Our first session cut off is a mere 17 days away, so hearings are moving briskly. If a...Read More

Senate Republicans roll out efforts to combat homelessness

Senate Republicans introduced a package of bills Tuesday that aim to reduce the number of homeless individuals on the streets, utilizing a number of tools...Read More

Senate Committee hears greenhouse gas emission legislation

The Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee held a public hearing Tuesday for Senate Bill 6272, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels deemed...Read More

JT Wilcox is a unique partisan leader, and the legislature is better as a result

JT Wilcox is a unique policy leader in Olympia, and Washington State politics are probably better off as result....Read More

Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

A series of bills came before the Senate Law & Justice Committee Monday, drawing a large crowd of gun rights supporters and Second Amendment advocates. ...Read More

Q&A: Meet the Wire’s Madeline Shannon

My colleague Madeline Shannon is a new reporter covering the legislature for the Wire. She joins us after a career covering beats in California and...Read More

Podcast: A Conversation with Kan Qiu

Kan Qiu helped lead the coalition — Washington Asians for Equality — behind the Referendum-88 campaign, overturning the legislature’s affirmative action policy which passed late...Read More

Cottage food product labeling requirements might change

A Republican-led bill, House Bill 2217, would make a small change to current cottage food labeling requirements if passed. Cottage food producers, defined as producers...Read More

Advocates, opponents turn out for sex education bill

In a public hearing over House Bill 2184, The House of Representatives Education Committee took comments from advocates for and opponents of the sexual health...Read More