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‘I’m proud of my police, and I’m proud of my community.’

‘I’m proud of my police, and I’m proud of my community.’

Mayor Kartak explains the city’s response to May 31 protests

 

Trump says he’s asked Pence to stop calling Gov. Jay Inslee

Trump says he’s asked Pence to stop calling Gov. Jay Inslee

The Washington governor has been a critic of the president on a number of issues.

 

Tribes closing in on ability to share sales tax with state

Tribes closing in on ability to share sales tax with state

A bill headed to the governor affirms deal the Tulalip Tribes reached with the state and county.

 

Blue bump: Democratic majority in Snohomish, King counties

Blue bump: Democratic majority in Snohomish, King counties

A new survey found that 52% of adults in the area say they are Democrats or that they lean Democratic.

Blue bump: Democratic majority in Snohomish, King counties

Lawmakers find many patches to cover hole in road budgets

Spending plans use transfers and other tools to offset $453M less in revenue due to Initiative 976

State Democrats propose increased spending on homelessness

State Democrats propose increased spending on homelessness

On Monday, House and Senate leaders unveiled supplemental spending plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

State Democrats propose increased spending on homelessness
High voter turnout expected but you’ll have to choose a party

High voter turnout expected but you’ll have to choose a party

The primary is happening on the second Tuesday in March, rather than late May.

High voter turnout expected but you’ll have to choose a party
High-capacity gun bill foiled by last-minute GOP tactics

High-capacity gun bill foiled by last-minute GOP tactics

Lawmakers ran out of time to debate and vote on 120 amendments, most of which were single word changes.

High-capacity gun bill foiled by last-minute GOP tactics
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

During an Editorial Board interview, he also discussed a wide range of other issues on the state agenda.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate
Tribal leaders make the case for sales tax-sharing deals

Tribal leaders make the case for sales tax-sharing deals

A new law would affirm a sales tax agreement the Tulalip Tribes reached with the state and county.

Tribal leaders make the case for sales tax-sharing deals
Washington House narrowly passes low-carbon fuels standard

Washington House narrowly passes low-carbon fuels standard

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration, where it stalled last session.

Washington House narrowly passes low-carbon fuels standard
Deal ends legal fight and allows Tulalips a cut of sales tax

Deal ends legal fight and allows Tulalips a cut of sales tax

The agreement is a path to revenue-sharing compacts with all tribes, but a new law is needed to make it happen.

Deal ends legal fight and allows Tulalips a cut of sales tax
What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done

What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done

They’ve introduced 1,341 bills. It’s time they started focusing on the ones that matter most.

What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done
State Senate makes tweaks to workplace conduct rules

State Senate makes tweaks to workplace conduct rules

Staffers are concerned that every complaint they make, no matter how small, will be made public.

State Senate makes tweaks to workplace conduct rules
Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

A Senate bill would bring some savings. Foes say it doesn’t go far enough and ignores will of voters.

Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes
Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

The Republican state representative, linked to domestic terrorism, is not likely to get the boot.

Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap
House Democrats may skip further actions against Rep. Shea

House Democrats may skip further actions against Rep. Shea

Documents supporting the conclusion that Shea could have engaged in domestic terrorism will be released.

House Democrats may skip further actions against Rep. Shea
Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling

Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling

House and Senate administrators in Washington are working through how to deal with the influx.

Legislature sees records requests spike since court ruling
Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing

Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing

Today, a House panel tackles assault weapons ban and allowing cities to enact firearm restrictions.

Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing
Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s

Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s

Bills banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines will receive public hearings this week.

Lawmakers brace for political battle over bullets and AR-15s
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