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With the start of another year comes the promise of another session of the state Legislature and the prospect — no, make that a guarantee — of more laws.
Chris Erickson describes himself as “your typical gun owner who wants to be left alone.”
The votes are counted, but contributions continue flowing to participants in this year’s election.
Looks like the Grand Old Party got its groove back. After this election, Republicans will hold a majority of seats in the state Senate for the first time since 2004 and boast their largest contingent in the state House in more than a decade.
The financial stakes of the state’s new marijuana industry are no longer theoretical. Washington’s chief economist predicts the legal recreational market will generate $636 million for the state through the middle of 2019.
In their final debate Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and Republican challenger Pedro Celis didn’t break any new ground or exchange withering verbal punches.
Our state’s super wealthy social changers are at it again.
Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
I’ve heard from some eligible voters that they intend to sit this one out and return for the general election in November, “when it matters.”
Rarely can the lack of action trigger so much reaction as it did this month when Tim Eyman didn’t do something he so often does — turn in signatures for an initiative.
Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene spent a couple of her millions to get into Congress.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn’t want to use the word “failing” when talking about Washington’s public schools.
Finesse is a word rarely used to describe Gov. Jay Inslee’s approach to fashioning policy.
A panel empowered to guide elected leaders along a righteous path is struggling to draw clear ethical boundaries for lawmakers when dining and drinking with lobbyists.
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.”
By the end of this week, Washington will learn how often tank cars of oil siphoned from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale are getting shipped through the state.
Imagine the domed state Capitol as a classroom, with 147 state lawmakers as students, and you may get a better picture of the challenge facing Washington’s Supreme Court this summer.
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.