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State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from you, your neighbor, and even your friends… Continue reading
Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm embraces, wide smiles and, for some, irrepressible joy. There was no visible residual… Continue reading
One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy… Continue reading
It’s the home stretch of the 2019 legislative session. With a month to go, Democrats are looking to use their majorities in the House and… Continue reading
To fully appreciate a peace accord reached this week on rewriting state law on the use of deadly force by police, consider the intensity of… Continue reading
Early net pen warnings came from Island, other counties
2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman. It ended with a thud last week when he confessed to not collecting enough signatures to get… Continue reading
If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers in action, there are a few rules to follow while sitting in the… Continue reading
A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign. The ink had barely dried… Continue reading
Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled… Continue reading
The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading
A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments in order to restore a stream of dollars to schools… Continue reading
With Thanksgiving upon us, we take a few moments to consider those with reason to be thankful for what transpired this past election season. Gov.… Continue reading
Wow. Tuesday was crazy. Unforgettable. Historic. Across the nation we consumed results as they arrived one projected state at a time, until the early evening… Continue reading
Endorsement may spoil Democratics’ chances of retaking state Senate seat in Island County
A Republican state senator from Oak Harbor has taken the uncommon step of publicly denouncing the way a Democratic opponent is shown in a mailer paid for with money raised by her GOP colleagues.
It’s a pretty safe bet Donald J. Trump will lose in the state of Washington this November. It’s a pretty sure one he’ll get walloped in the city of Seattle.
Today, right about the time beach volleyballer Kerri Walsh Jennings hopes to be capturing gold in the Rio Olympics, the two men vying to be Washington’s next governor are scheduled to hold their first debate in Spokane.