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We have passed the halfway point of the legislative session. The short session is moving quickly. Things have changed very little since last session. We ended the 2019 legislative session with...

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, says he doubts the governor's proposed carbon tax has enough votes to pass both chambers this year, but thinks the state's voters may determine whether it eventually...

Jan. 30, 2018

Washington's coastline, lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries are part of what make our state so beautiful and enjoyable for outdoor and boating recreation. They are also why we had better take...

March 9, 2017

There is another recent state Supreme Court ruling that has not garnered as much attention nor as many headlines as the education funding McCleary decision. Yet this other court action could...

Feb. 16, 2017