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Piles of cash allow Democrats to jettison bipartisan tradition on transportation

Money may not buy happiness, but a giant pile of cash can apparently buy a way out of the cumbersome process of coming to a...Read More

Senate votes to leash Klickitat County cougar hunts

The Klickitat County sheriff’s aggressive campaign to hunt down the county’s cougars with packs of dogs may get put on a short leash by the Legislature. ...Read More

Minor tweaks mark the end (maybe) of troubled redistricting process

Barring a successful court challenge, Washington’s latest round of redistricting is in the books.  The Senate voted Tuesday to approve House Concurrent Resolution 4407, which...Read More

Op-Ed: Climate change is upon us: It’s time for modern solutions

In my district in Northwest Washington, many families and small businesses are still reeling from the devastating flooding we experienced in recent months. With a...Read More

Herrera-Beutler’s challengers may cancel one another out

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s political problems this year are all to the right over her impeachment vote against Trump. The Republican incumbent in Southwest Washington’s 3rd...Read More

Loren Culp’s bid for Congress is losing money

Failed gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp looks to be well on his way to becoming failed congressional candidate Loren Culp. Culp’s challenge to Republican U.S. Rep....Read More

Weed Wars continue on the opinion page

We recently wrote about the politically fractious legal marijuana industry at The Washington Observer. Factions of the business are wrangling in Olympia over significant proposed...Read More

Dunn raised $344K in December for challenge to Schrier in 8th District

Republican Reagan Dunn raised more than $344,000 in the first month of his campaign to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier from the 8th Congression...Read More

An election-year tax holiday proposal

Lawmakers are full of ideas this year about how to spend the state’s significant budget surplus, some of them with an eye fixed firmly on...Read More

Frame declares for Carlyle’s Senate seat

House Finance Chair Noel Frame declared Thursday for Sen. Reuven Carlyle’s soon-to-be vacant seat in the state Senate. Carlyle, chair of Senate Environment, Energy, and...Read More