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AG Ferguson charges three officers in the killing of Manuel Ellis

Today the Washington Attorney General filed felony charges against three Tacoma Police Department officers involved in the homicide of Manuel Ellis. The Attorney General charged Christopher...Read More

Murray laying the groundwork for public option legislation

U.S Senator Patty Murray (D – WA) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D – NJ) are asking for input on how to structure legislation...Read More

Morning Wire: Legislative Republicans, Inslee vetoes, Equity statement

After 14 months of COVID, 5,754 residents have passed away from COVID. But, some number of our 7.6m residents have suffered from the trauma of...Read More

ICYMI: Recapping the 2021 session with legislative Republicans

Last week, the Wire hosted a virtual conversation with Republican caucus leaders Sen. John Braun and Rep. J.T. Wilcox and Republican floor leaders Sen. Shelly...Read More

Tribal leaders, legislators condemn Inslee’s surprise veto of tribal human rights provisions in Climate Commitment Act

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe joins the President of the National Congress of American Indians and allied Democratic Party legislators in condemning Governor Jay Inslee’s surprise...Read More

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?

A Torturous Past It has taken about twenty years and one (2021) very crazy and unprecedented legislative session to allow certain public agencies to provide...Read More

Secretary of State files petition for legal clarification on how to handle broadband bills

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has filed a petition for judicial determination with the Thurston County Superior Court regarding two bills that were signed...Read More

State Board of Education debates including the word “caste” in equity statement

At a recent meeting, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) discussed and approved proposed changes to a draft of a new Equity Statement. The...Read More

Representative Boehnke “frustrated” with veto of COVID-19 data privacy bill

Representative Matt Boehnke is “frustrated” with the governor’s decision to veto a COVID-19 health data privacy bill on Tuesday.  Governor Jay Inslee vetoed the legislation...Read More

Governor Inslee vetoes bipartisan COVID-19 health data privacy bill

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a “first of it’s kind” bill that would have protected COVID-19 health data. This bill would have increased protections...Read More