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It is the middle of winter and it’s too cold for anyone to stay outside all night. Seattle, King County and suburban city leaders wanted… Continue reading
President Donald Trump changed the national political landscape. Both political parties have internal divisions with the resulting need to pause for reflection as they are… Continue reading
The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from… Continue reading
In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading
As Will Rogers used to say, “I only know what I read in the paper.” For most of the year, I write about serious topics… Continue reading
Why not call a special session of the Legislature? That question has come up several times through out the past year, usually by Republicans due… Continue reading
In a referendum on President Donald Trump, voters nationwide turned out big and made Joe Biden President-elect. Biden won’t have an easy job, as there… Continue reading
A look at statewide offices in Washington.
The election could get even stranger.
State law regarding use of deadly force is finally seeing results in 2020.
Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?
The federal law was established in 1939.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone Republican who looks strong heading into November.
In addition to candidate races this November, there will be policy questions for the public to approve or reject. One that is returning to the… Continue reading
Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading
With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.
These officials and many others served with distinction even on the occasions when you disagreed with them.
The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.
Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.