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Morning Wire: Rep. David Hackney, Heat wave, K-shaped recovery

We’re taking the next two weeks off here at the Wire for the first half of July, or thereabouts. This newsletter will be back ahead...Read More

COVID’s curveball: A Seattle sports team’s unique opportunity emerging from COVID

Justin Moser is the owner of Doubles and Bombs Baseball Group, which runs a summer collegiate ball club out of White Center, Washington, named the...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Hackney on collaboration and passing difficult bills

Rep. David Hackney is a freshman legislator representing Washington’s 11th Legislative District. Hackney was Vice Chair of the Capital Budget Committee as well as a...Read More

Inslee announces eviction moratorium “bridge”

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation [on Thursday] between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The...Read More

Newhouse introduces legislation to designate firearm workers “essential”

On Tuesday, US Rep. Dan Newhouse introduced the Second Amendment is Essential Act, which aims to designate firearm workers as “essential.” Newhouse’s federal legislation would...Read More

State leaders react to the passing of former state legislator Mark Doumit

Former state legislator Mark Doumit has passed away at the age of 59. Doumit represented the 19th Legislative District in the state Senate from 2002...Read More

Inslee rescinds three proclamations ahead of June 30 reopening

On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee rescinded three separate proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three proclamations being rescinded include: Proclamation 20-30 which suspended job...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. April Berg, Heat dome, #WAAudit

We have some great candidates for our open reporter position at the Wire, and for another position at our sister-site State of Reform. We’ll take...Read More

Seattle Rescue Plan unanimously passes Seattle City Council vote

The Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP) also known as CB 120093 and CB 120094 unanimously passed a final vote on Monday. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle...Read More

Q&A: Rep. April Berg on her first session in the Washington State Legislature

Rep. April Berg is the first Black woman to represent the 44th District and accomplished a perfect record of sponsoring bills this session, all of...Read More