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There’s a growing rebellion against the state’s newest industry. Elected leaders of at least 41 cities and three counties have enacted prohibitions against wholesale and retail cannabis operations.
The Majority Coalition Caucus of the state Senate is turning one, and what an interesting year it’s been.
Those looking for a more transparent government are increasingly relying on public records to make it happen.They hope the more documents they obtain the clearer their view of what’s really going on behind closed doors in school districts, city halls and county buildings.
The votes are counted, but contributions continue flowing to participants in this year’s election.
You may notice the daily media briefings on the Oso mudslide getting shorter and tenser with less said and more questions asked. Families are still the story of the Oso mudslide – and the other questions can wait.
Our state’s super wealthy social changers are at it again.
There’s a slim chance an agreement could arrive on a state transportation budget in a special session this fall or in the 2014 session.
Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska, probably thinking little about a second term. But a decision will be made in Spokane next week which could cause him havoc should he pursue re-election in 2016.
The year 2013 left a ration of questions to be answered in the course of 2014. Here is a sampling.
It is becoming clearer what new laws will emerge from the two-month legislative session.
Some of those opposed to I-594, the initiative that imposed restrictions on guns, will be in Olympia on Saturday to protest the law. But not all gun advocates agree with their approach.
In an online video announcing his campaign for Congress, Pedro Celis acknowledges the audibly unmistakable: “In case you haven’t noticed, I’m the guy with the heavy accent.” Celis, a Republican from Redmond and native of Mexico, can’t hide it as he talks of why he wants to unseat U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., in the 1st Congressional District this November. DelBene is from neighboring Medina.
Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it.
No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee.
Twelve Democratic and Republican state lawmakers will gather this morning in Seattle to continue formulating a strategy for convincing the Boeing Co. to assemble the 777X in Washington.
Finesse is a word rarely used to describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to fashioning policy. Yet in the matter of setting water quality standards based on how much fish residents consume, Inslee has displayed a greater degree of forbearance than on any issue he’s publicly confronted.
With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws. A lot more laws.
Democrats are trying to sort out what went wrong in the election and why the presence of Initiative 594 on the ballot didn’t motivate more of their voters to turn out.
You can close the book on an allegation which captivated attention in the waning days of the 2012 congressional contest between Republican John Koster and Democrat Suzan DelBene. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t true.
Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.