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Boldt: Sorry, housing is not a federal or state constitutional right…yet

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary for the Wire about HB 1591. Photo courtesy of Eric Fredericks via Flickr. (Note:...Read More

Q&A: Alison McCaffree, granddaughter of Rep. Mary Ellen McCaffree

After reading the Wire’s recent series on redistricting, Alison McCaffree reached out and offered us a free ticket to the one-woman play she produced portraying...Read More

How the evolving public option has changed so far

The bills that would set up a public option for health insurance across Washington State made it out of committee in both chambers ahead of...Read More

Long-Term Care Trust Act clears another hurdle

The House passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act off the floor Thursday in a 63-33 vote. If the bill makes it through the Senate and...Read More

Op-ed: The Climate Bill with Bipartisan Support

Greg Rock is the Policy Chair of Carbon Washington, and Peter Kelly is the Founder of Grow Further and a board member of Carbon Washington. Carbon Washington...Read More

House passes Tobacco 21 bill

The House passed a bill off the floor Wednesday that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vapor products in Washington from 18...Read More

Mayor Durkan highlights homelessness, education, and Seattle’s future in State of the City address

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her State of the City address on Tuesday at North Seattle College. The 40-minute speech focused on homelessness and affordable...Read More

Wyble: Affordable housing in the Puget Sound region

John Wyble is the Creative Director at Indelible Media, a Democratic campaign consulting firm. He will write an occasional column for the Wire, called “From...Read More

Morning Wire: Public Records, the Death Penalty, a National Emergency

With the first policy cut-off looming this Friday, February 22, this week is sure to be a blur of hearings and committee votes that will finalize the issues...Read More

Bill to eliminate the death penalty moves to the House

Last Friday, the Senate passed a bill, requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, that would eliminate the death penalty. Under the bill, people convicted of...Read More