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Election night podcast, Elway poll, my thanks

It’s a busy time this week with the primary and the aftermath of health care reform.  We’ve got a couple of insights for you from...Read More

Seattle Mayoral Election: Primary Night Election Parties

August 1 was the primary election and we’ve been watching several races here at the Wire, including the crowded race to become the next mayor...Read More

Building our Re-Wire Policy Conference agenda

  We’re getting excited as the details for our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference are coming together nicely! The event will have 300-400 senior civic leaders,...Read More

Cary Moon’s official statement on tonight’s primary results

This is an unusually crowded primary, with Seattle voters and candidates flooding forums, town halls, blogs and living rooms with new ideas, visions and energy...Read More

Rep. Tarleton elected Pacific Northwest Economic Region Vice-President

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) was elected as a Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Vice President last week during PNWER’s 27th Annual Summit in Portland,...Read More

Restored ferry route brings relief to San Juan Islands

After two weeks of delays, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands ferry route was restored to full service this past Saturday. The Yakima’s generator failed on July...Read More

Inslee statement on today’s health care vote in the United States Senate

It’s inconceivable that any of our nation’s leaders think our health care system will be improved by ripping away health care from 22 million Americans...Read More

Statement from House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen on the end of the third special session

Rep. Dan Kristiansen has served in the Washington State House of Representatives since 2003, and is the leader of the House Republican Caucus. Dan represents...Read More

Representative John Koster to step down

State Representative John Koster is leaving the Legislature next month to lead the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) as its new Executive Director. CRAB is...Read More

Reps. Stanford and Springer issue statements on Hirst impasse

After months of negotiations ended with no solution to address the contentious issue of water rights and rural development in response to the Supreme Court...Read More