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Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska probably thinking little about a second term.
For six months – officially 168 days and counting on Thursday – the state’s 147 citizen legislators and chief executive have been passing policies and playing politics.
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.
Thousands of times every day someone visits the websites for the state’s parks system and lottery and flips through several online pages.
These days, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray isn’t surprised to get a text from the man who may be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Time to catch up on a couple pieces of unfinished business around here.
Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it.
With lawmakers set to pour as much as $1 billion more into public schools, Senate Republicans want to make sure most of it doesn’t wind up in the pockets of teachers in the form of pay raises.
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican Sen. Curtis King may have set down their poison pens but are no closer to forging agreement on a transportation funding package.
A report due out as early as Thursday could reveal why the state continued to free inmates early, by mistake, even after workers in the Department of Corrections learned it was happening in late 2012.
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.
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.
Voters sent Dave Somers packing in 2001 after one term on the Snohomish County Council in part because pro-development forces made the Democrat’s environmentalism a negative.
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.
A not-so-funny thing happened on the long march to save Washington from the damaging undulations of climate change.
The decision by Democratic state Rep. Hans Dunshee to seek a Snohomish County Council seat could help catapult Republicans into the majority in the House next fall.
Those wondering what public school teachers do all day are going to get an answer.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn’t want to use the word “failing” when talking about Washington’s public schools.
Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with the tenets of the state constitution and dictates of the Supreme Court won’t complete their task this year.
Now that the interminable journey of Washington’s 147 lawmakers is over, what is remarkable is how predictable everything turned out.