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Jay Inslee looks to be enjoying his best legislative session as governor. By the time it wraps up, the Democratic governor should get 15 of… Continue reading
One of the inevitable costs in aging is watching old friends pass away. Seems to happen more and more these days, nothing can stop that.… Continue reading
Microsoft, Amazon and Comcast got invited to to help craft language but consumer groups did not
At nearly noon, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up beach chair in the chilly shade of the state Capitol dome with no intention of relocating… Continue reading
Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.
OLYMPIA — If the Democrat-controlled Legislature fails to pass a low-carbon fuel standard this session, Steve Hobbs, one of their own, will get blamed. He… Continue reading
A public library is often considered the heart of the community, providing programs and services that bring people together and create opportunities for meaningful connections.… Continue reading
Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels… Continue reading
Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.
Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target
Legislature urged to fully fund our community and technical colleges
Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages
Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading
In opioid epidemic, a lawmaker wants recovery to be on the same pedestal as treatment and prevention
We must stop treating Puget Sound like a sewer if we are going to restore the fish, shellfish, wildlife and other natural resources it supports.… Continue reading
November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s deadliest killing 86 people and destroying 14,000 homes along with more than 500 businesses. The financial fallout is forcing PG&E,… Continue reading
Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?
Sound Transit is considering a site on Kent’s West Hill, where the Dick’s Drive-In restaurant opened last December, to build a new light rail vehicle… Continue reading
Costs matter today, even it means government incentives are part of the package
Even with a robust economy, the majority party may seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.