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Because the Democrats control the state’s House, Senate and the Governor’s Office, reaching agreement on the 2021-2023 budget should be relatively easy. It helps that… Continue reading
Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804, aimed his dueling pistol at Alexander Hamilton, one of the great thinkers among our Founding Fathers, and… Continue reading
In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading
This is the weekend that Christians around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It recalls a weekend two millennia ago when the followers of… Continue reading
Going into the 2021 legislative session, there were many major issues for the two parties to battle over. Taxes are always at the top of… Continue reading
The next two years are going to be as partisan as the last four as the myth of the stolen presidential election has become the… Continue reading
The House Democrats’ plan will help direct contracts to women- and minority-owned companies.
Denying the vote to those who owe fines keeps many from fully rejoining their communities.
In 2008, I began asking incarcerated people a seemingly simple question: “If there was something someone could have said or done to have changed the… Continue reading
One of the priorities for the House of Representatives this session is to pass legislation aimed at improving police departments and how they treat residents… Continue reading
The Legislature is now in session, meaning our break from politics was too short — and it didn’t take long for Gov. Jay Inslee’s use… Continue reading
Along with a $2.6 million fine, the ruling places restrictions on Eyman’s future initiative campaigns.
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
In the coming decade, European Union leaders are investing heavily in hydrogen fuel research, believing it is a key to eliminating CO2 discharges from vehicles.… Continue reading
By Steven D. Strachan, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs The old saying “all politics are local” has taken on new meaning as lawmakers… Continue reading
I’m one of the lucky ones. I retired in 2011 after 34 years working with criminal offenders. So, I’m lucky I haven’t had to deal… 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
Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our State Senate or House of Representatives in Olympia. The closest I’ve… Continue reading
With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?… Continue reading
Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic blanketed the globe. That is… Continue reading