Among the beneficiaries of Washington’s current divided Legislature and the animus that bloomed during its rush to close up shop last week are people with the dangerous habit of drinking too much then getting behind the wheel of a car.
Washington supporters of Bernie Sanders are taking to social media to demand the state’s superdelegates back him after his overwhelming victory in the precinct caucuses Saturday. Those who don’t should face retribution in their own coming elections, some commenters say.
The Legislature adjourned sine die after 80 days, much of it spent trying to settle on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers passed that budget Tuesday and left for home a few hours later.
Today, we reported that Spokane City Council members are getting a 44 percent pay increase - about $14,000 a year - thanks to a decision by the city's Salary Review Commission. Apparently, the phones started ringing at City Hall.
Candace Mumm will seek to be the first Democrat since John Roskelley in 2004 to represent the northern portion of Spokane County on the commission.
With a budget deal apparently in hand, the Senate is beginning to override Gov. Jay Inslee's vetoes of bills he nixed because the Legislature didn't pass a budget in the regular session.
OLYMPIA – Every four years about this time, folks come up with better ways to pick the people who will be the major parties’ nominee for president in the fall.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs supplemental transportation bill, still waiting on operating budget.
Deal on the state's supplemental budget unlikely this week.
Washington's electorate is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho's is even whiter, but poorer.
President Bill Clinton said Monday during a speech at Spokane Falls Community College the last eight years had left "an awful legacy." But a look at his full speech indicates his ire was not directed entirely at President Barack Obama.
Look. Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . . superdelegate.
The ballot for the May 24 Presidential Primary is set, and 4 Republicans are on it.
Oregon Public Broadcasting has an in-depth look at the visit that Rep. Matt Shea and other legislators made to the armed occupation of the Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge in early January.
But hurry. The forms are due Friday at 5 p.m.
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