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Gov. Inslee says education is the focus for this legislative session

Gov. Inslee says education is the focus for this legislative session

Gov. Jay Inslee told a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday that lawmakers must… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee says education is the focus for this legislative session
State Senate upgrades tech for first blind lieutenant governor

State Senate upgrades tech for first blind lieutenant governor

As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone… Continue reading

State Senate upgrades tech for first blind lieutenant governor
Bipartisan schools funding plan proves elusive as state Legislature convenes

Bipartisan schools funding plan proves elusive as state Legislature convenes

As state lawmakers officially convened their 105-day legislative session Monday, a task force… Continue reading

Bipartisan schools funding plan proves elusive as state Legislature convenes
Education funding is top priority as state Legislature starts session today

Education funding is top priority as state Legislature starts session today

Lawmakers kick off the 2017 legislative session today with few Capitol watchers expecting that they’ll finish… Continue reading

Education funding is top priority as state Legislature starts session today
Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature

Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature

The battle over finding billions of additional dollars to pay for K-12 education in Washington pits Democrats… Continue reading

Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature
Four Jefferson County officials sworn in

Four Jefferson County officials sworn in

It was standing room only in the Jefferson County commissioners chambers on Tuesday during the swearing in of four county officials. The… Continue reading

Four Jefferson County officials sworn in
States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump… Continue reading

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan
New lands commissioner: Address climate change, rural growth

New lands commissioner: Address climate change, rural growth

The state’s newly elected lands commissioner says her top priorities will be to find ways to strengthen local rural economies and to prepare… Continue reading

New lands commissioner: Address climate change, rural growth

Four Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for their vote

The secretary of state’s office said that four electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton… Continue reading

Kilmer looks at road ahead for Elwha River bridge, water infrastructure

Kilmer looks at road ahead for Elwha River bridge, water infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer expects an infrastructure push from the federal government as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration takes control of the… Continue reading

Kilmer looks at road ahead for Elwha River bridge, water infrastructure
Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton

Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton

For the first time in four decades, members of the Electoral College in Washington state have broken from the state’s popular vote for… Continue reading

Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton
Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become… Continue reading

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Faithless electors have no guarantees; judge declines to grant injunction

A federal appeals court in Seattle has rejected an effort by two Democratic presidential electors from Washington state who sought to ensure they won’t get… Continue reading

Hector Maldonado poses for a photo in St. Louis. Maldonado backed Ted Cruz in the primaries but will cast his vote for Trump with conviction. “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later, I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.” (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

The electoral voters speak, and they’re not out for a revolt

Hounded to abandon Donald Trump, Republican electors appear to be in no mood… Continue reading

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Hector Maldonado poses for a photo in St. Louis. Maldonado backed Ted Cruz in the primaries but will cast his vote for Trump with conviction. “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later, I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.” (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)
People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet

People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet

With Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington a candidate to be a member of… Continue reading

People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet
Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement

Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement

A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state said Wednesday she is joining a national effort to try… Continue reading

Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement
Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)

Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members… Continue reading

Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)
Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as assistant Democratic leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic… Continue reading

Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

Johnson, Coughenour elected to Clallam positions

Randy Johnson and Brian Coughenour have been elected. The two widened their leads against their respective opponents in the Nov. 8 general… Continue reading

State Senate panel takes comments on REAL ID

Airport officials have told a state Senate panel that thousands of passengers might be turned away from… Continue reading