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The death of George Floyd at the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin may have thrust Floyd into the role of history maker and… Continue reading
One of the more creative methods for treating drug users is the Seattle-King County Public Health’s needle exchange program, which seeks to reduce the spread… Continue reading
Fortunately, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will make the final decision on the location of the south operations maintenance facility (OMF) rather than officials… Continue reading
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
The last thing this country need is to politicize violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act was introduced by then-United States Senator and current… 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
Many cities have made front page news regarding racial issues between their residents and their police department. White officers shooting Black people or other minorities,… Continue reading
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
With Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announcing she is not running for re-election, she makes the fourth in the past five Seattle mayors to not run… 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
Even though all the election results showed him losing, President Donald Trump has been saying “the only way I lose is if the election is… 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
When you picture the Washington state Legislature, it usually looks like mostly white males. But that is in the process of changing. When the Legislature… Continue reading
A look at statewide offices in Washington.
State law regarding use of deadly force is finally seeing results in 2020.
Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?