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Carbon initiative fails to get Labor Council support

The results from the Washington State Labor Council's COPE Meeting over the weekend are not helpful to the carbon tax proponents hoping to sidestep the...Read More

2018 candidate filing week: trends, surprises, and races to watch

Friday marked the end of a busy 2018 filing week where 426 candidates filed for 158 statewide offices in Washington. Overall, the crowd of candidates...Read More

Q&A with Rep. Mary Dye on the Washington State Women’s Commission

Rep. Dye discusses the Washington State Women's Commission and her priority to focus on the unique challenges rural women face....Read More

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.25 million in five counties

CERB approved $2.25 million in loans and grants for public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation...Read More

Washington lawmakers react to failed farm bill

Friday morning the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the $897 billion House farm bill by a vote of 198-213. Thirty Republicans joined 183 Democratic Representatives...Read More

Constitutionality of Washington charter schools argued in state Supreme Court

Arguments centered on collective bargaining, local accountability, funding, and supervisory authority of charter schools in Washington state....Read More

DOL terminates data contracts with federal immigration agencies

The DOL reports they have terminated 4 federal contracts and restructured 9 additional contracts related to data sharing and immigration....Read More

Report: Washington leads nation in energy efficiency jobs

The latest U.S. Energy and Employment report shows Washington State leading the country in energy efficiency jobs. According to the report, these energy jobs in...Read More

How economic anxiety underpins the opposition to Amazon in Seattle

The recent discussion on the “head tax” in Seattle opened up cultural fault lines in a region that is changing as rapidly as any in...Read More

One reason the push back on the head tax was so strong

The perception of Seattle's “spending efficiency problem,” especially when it comes to homelessness, plays a major role in the opposition to the head tax....Read More