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Former State Rep. Larry Seaquist will challenge Dammeier in Pierce County Executive race

Former Democratic State Representative and retired Navy captain Larry Seaquist announced his campaign today for Pierce County Executive. The seat is currently held by Republican...Read More

Our “new normal,” or how we are changing to respond to COVID

A number of our readers know I used to be a consultant. I would sometimes lobby. I worked on health care and human services issues,...Read More

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

Cash stimulus is a powerful health policy solution to economic hardship, and is all the more critical as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians lose their...Read More

Washington Conservation Voters roll out 4-year environmental policy platform

The environmental advocacy organization, Washington Conservation Voters (WCV), has launched a campaign to push candidates and elected officials in Washington State to support ambitious environmental...Read More

Op-ed: Washington cities need the other Washington to step up and partner to save lives and the economy

Washington’s 281 cities and towns currently face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. But some federal leaders have put our plight on the back burner. That...Read More

Letter to the Editor: Pointing the finger in the wrong direction on prescription drug prices

Matt Degooyer’s recent op-ed, “Addressing barriers to accessing biosimilars could help save Washington’s most vulnerable patients,” presents a misleading view regarding which parties in the prescription...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Jesse Johnson, Budget deficit, Campaign finance reports

Increasingly, there is the realization that this economic disruption could lead to social disruption, the likes of which could alter the course of our republic...Read More

Q&A: How Rep. Jesse Johnson plans to lead as a legislator

Rep. Jesse Johnson was appointed to the 30th Legislative District seat left open by the resignation of Kristine Reeves in January. Of the bills Johnson...Read More

Sen. John Braun: An Open Letter to Governor Inslee

Dear Governor, Trust Washingtonians. Please. Washingtonians are a generous, compassionate, well-intentioned people who care about the safety and well-being of those around them. They have...Read More

How big is the Washington State budget deficit?

Unofficial reports are circulating that the June revenue forecast will post a new revenue shortfall of “$7 billion.” Is that a big number? Is that...Read More