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Morning Wire: Sen. Schoesler, WA initiatives, update on family separations

A Q&A with Sen. Schoesler, likely initiatives in November, and a report on childhood well-being in WA are all featured in this week's edition of...Read More

Report: WA ranks high in childhood health, but lags in education

Washington ranks 15th in the nation for childhood well-being according to a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks...Read More

The three initiatives that got the signatures and two that didn’t

The deadline to collect the 259,622 signatures needed for an initiative to make it to the November ballot was Friday. While Washington’s most prominent initiative...Read More

Q&A with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Janus, mental health, and the 2019 legislative session

Senator Mark Schoesler is the Minority Leader of the Washington State Senate and a member of both the Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees....Read More

Three surprising points on family separation you may have missed

Since the June 21st executive order and Washington’s lawsuit filed June 26th, the uproar over the government’s family separation is slowly calming down, yet the situation...Read More

Taking a break

Happy 4th of July everyone! For the rest of the week we will be taking a break from writing new content at The Washington State...Read More

Separated children face uncertain future

A conversation with Janet Gwilym, Managing Attorney of the Seattle office of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) provides...Read More

Sen. Schoesler sends letter asking how Gov. Inslee will put Washington in compliance with Janus ruling

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent Janus v. AFSCME decision, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler sent a letter to Governor Inslee asking what actions...Read More

Constitutional language debated during Supreme Court arguments on police use of deadly force measures

The State Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on the controversial passage of both Initiative-940 and HB 3003 at the end of the 2018 session....Read More

Inslee names Lisa van der Lugt director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Lisa van der Lugt director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises. She replaces Teresa Berntsen, who was...Read More