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Many state elected officials in line for double-digit raises

Salary commission schedules pay raises for many elected officials.


Spin Control: Why Habib skipped presiding over joint session of Legislature

Lack of a concealed weapons ban in the House gallery and security concerns prompted Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to stay away from the joint session.


Spin Control: Clash possible over new ‘no concealed guns in Senate Gallery’ rule

Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Senate order bans all firearms from public gallery

All firearms will be banned from the public galleries above the Washington Senate floor once the legislative session begins in January, under an order issued Monday by Lt. Gov. Cyrus …


Spin Control: Washington Senate to John Wayne Trail: No park bond money for you

John Wayne Pioneer Trail would be shut out of money from $500 million park restoration bond issue.


Spin Control: Spin Control: Success in the Washington Senate requires counting to 25

In the Senate, 25 is the magic number.


Spin Control: Inaugural tidbits: Judy Collins, a wry toast and a salacious scupture

The first week of the Washington legislature was marked by celebrations and ceremony. Will the heavy lifting start this week?


Washington set to swear in first blind lieutenant governor

As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber’s floor sessions


Habib, McLaughlin for state offices

In the primary races for lieutenant governor and lands commissioner, the editorial board selected candidates who didn’t advance to the general election. The following are our reassessments in those contests. …


It’ll be Jay Inslee vs. Bill Bryant in Washington governor race

It’s Inslee vs. Bryant for governor and likely Habib vs. McClendon for lieutenant governor as voters whittle down long lists of candidates seeking statewide office.


Hobbs is best choice for lieutenant governor

Hobbs has a record of leadership and impartiality, and he has the most balanced support, with labor and business backing. He has earned our endorsement.


Longtime Lt. Gov. Brad Owen slams one of the candidates hoping to succeed him

Retiring Lt. Gov. Brad Owen criticizes fellow Democrat Sen. Cyrus Habib, one of 11 candidates seeking to replace him.


Office of Washington lieutenant governor attracts high interest

Current Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has held the post since 1997. He announced his retirement earlier this year, sparking a rare rush of candidates for the office. Eleven candidates have …


Washington Senate agrees to task force to seek public school fix

The Senate approved a bill to set up a task force that would come up with a plan next year to meet court mandated obligations to public schools.


Election bets reveal public thinking regarding presidential race, politics

In years gone by, when reporters kept pints of whiskey in their bottom desk drawers and editors wielded long pencils sharpened to resemble hypodermic needles, it was common in newsrooms …


Blind lawmaker’s life reflected in policies

OLYMPIA – Behind his sunglasses, Rep. Cyrus Habib is reaching back in memory, trying to recall the name of another fully blind politician who came before him. This was someone …