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Amid the dialectic contours in Olympia they are trying to figure out if influence can be peddled with a few bags of Doritos or a $12 meal.
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.
That venerable adage ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it’ came to mind Tuesday as President Barack Obama departed the Oso firehouse.
As Gov. Jay Inslee prepares to sign a revised state budget, he’s getting pressed to veto a few of its provisions.
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.
No one could be happier to see state lawmakers wrap up and head home than Gov. Jay Inslee.
It is becoming clearer what new laws will emerge from the two-month legislative session.
More than the usual exchange of cold and flu germs occurred among lawmakers this session. The Boeing version was particularly bad.
Jay Inslee endorsed the death penalty for his entire political career. But once the Democrat became governor and got his finger on the switch, he realized he couldn’t push it.
The year 2013 left a ration of questions to be answered in the course of 2014. Here is a sampling.
A preview of coming attractions and distractions for lawmakers next year can be found in the pile of legislation awaiting them when they return to Olympia in January.
The Majority Coalition Caucus of the state Senate is turning one, and what an interesting year it’s been.
Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it.
Hours into the partial unplugging of federal government, HappyClam was anything but joyous about the feat of the nation’s elected leaders.
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.
Jean Berkey, the former Everett state lawmaker who died last month, was a nice lady. Like most in her caucus she leaned left on social issues. Unlike most, she leaned right on fiscal matters. And it became the target on her back.
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.
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.
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.
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.