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The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from… Continue reading
There are 281 cities that belong to the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), and their mayors and councilmembers are articulate representatives of the public they… Continue reading
In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading
As Will Rogers used to say, “I only know what I read in the paper.” For most of the year, I write about serious topics… Continue reading
The 1960s were about Black people getting the right to vote, and we thought equality would naturally follow. Unfortunately, the process of inclusion has moved… Continue reading
Why not call a special session of the Legislature? That question has come up several times throughout the past year, usually by Republicans, owing to… Continue reading
When you picture the Washington state Legislature, it usually looks like mostly white males. But that is in the process of changing. When the Legislature… Continue reading
In a referendum on President Donald Trump, voters nationwide turned out big and made Joe Biden President-elect. Biden won’t have an easy job as there… Continue reading
A look at statewide offices in Washington.
Legislative races and King County Charter amendments to watch.
The election could get even stranger.
State law regarding use of deadly force is finally seeing results in 2020.
Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?
Federal law prohibits public employees from using their positions to participate in political activity.
The jury is our citizens, and they are divided.
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone Republican who looks strong heading into November.
The question for King County residents is more complicated than it appears.
Races underway across state and King County.
Based on comments from elected officials and police, the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up political momentum just in time for the 2021-2022 budget… Continue reading
Inquests frequently unfold against a backdrop of sadness and drama: Family members’ shock at the sudden loss of a loved one at the hands of… Continue reading