Politics

Former California Governor visits Olympia to push renewable energy

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau Former California Governor Jerry Brown was in Olympia late Thursday to support Governor Jay Inslee’s climate change proposals.… Continue reading

 

Lawmakers consider special honor for a clam | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Washington may become the first state to designate an official state clam, according to a law… Continue reading

 

‘Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs’ initiative could be on November ballot | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs,” an initiative that would limit annual motor-vehicle registration fees to… Continue reading

 

Broad support for state amendment to D-Escalate Washington, I-940 | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington- Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the… Continue reading

Lawmakers scramble to save Puget Sound orcas | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an executive order last year establishing the Southern Resident Orca Task Force,… Continue reading

What About Open Borders? | Robert C. Koehler

There are things that go unquestioned in the national discussion. Because this is a country wrapped in fear and self-importance, the basic, unchallenged premise determining… Continue reading

Governor Inslee’s State of the State address fuels partisanship, Republicans complain

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee emphasized his program requests, but… Continue reading

Border ‘Crisis’ Distracts Us From the True National Emergency | Dick Polman

Are we capable of connecting two dots? The fake border crisis distracts us from the true national emergency: A suspected Russian asset sits in the… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose law to shield children from marijuana | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The House Committee on Commerce and Gaming took up a bill that would include preschools and… Continue reading

Adjust | Tom H. Hastings

“They’ll make adjustments. They always do.” So said Donald Trump when a reporter asked him about the millions of people directly affected by his shutdown.… Continue reading

Trump’s 102nd week in office | In cartoons

He’s still around, so that means we are, too. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with the former (?)… Continue reading

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains… Continue reading

The Wall Already Exists — In Our Hearts and Minds | Matthew Johnson

My favorite album of all time is Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” It should be re-released given the current (manufactured) crisis. I’m not surprised that Roger… Continue reading

Do We Really Need Billionaires? | Lawrence Wittner

According to numerous reports, the world’s billionaires keep increasing in number and, especially, in wealth. In March 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208… Continue reading

Donald J. Trump: Master of Disaster | Blair Bess

Threats to withhold federal emergency relief funds to aid victims of the forest fires that recently ravaged California offer further evidence that Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

Male-only No More | The Petri Dish

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

Medical marijuana could be allowed on school grounds | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students… Continue reading

Inslee on Trump shutdown: Record-breaking shutdown has to end

Gov. Jay Inslee said President Trump was making negotiations more difficult in bringing an ed to the shutdown of the federal government. Inslee issued the… Continue reading

The Illegal Immigrant Story Trump Isn’t Telling You | John L. Micek

If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross… Continue reading

If President Hillary Clinton Had Stormed Out of a Meeting… | Dick Polman

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis),… Continue reading