Politics

Trump’s Fake Photos Mask a Larger Truth | John L. Micek

Of course, it had to happen. The news this week that President Donald Trump’s handlers may have digitally altered his photographs to make him appear… Continue reading

Thousands show up at hearing on proposed state gun laws | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — More than 2,000 people signed into the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Monday for hearings… Continue reading

Football Is My Guilty Pleasure | Matthew Johnson

As a man who prides himself on eschewing violent, hyper-masculine pastimes, I still find it very difficult to give up watching professional football, especially once… Continue reading

TrumPutin: Who’s tired of winning now? | Tom H. Hastings

One of the most brutal dictators on Earth, Vladimir Putin, is a happy despot these days. His boy Trump has been performing even better than… Continue reading

Sen. Carlyle hits the gas on renewable energy bill | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - A bill to transition Washington into a state that runs entirely on renewable energy will go… Continue reading

The Shame of the One Percent Continues | Mel Gurtov

Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sir David Attenborough called on government and business leaders to support, with practical plans, “United… Continue reading

What Makes America Great? | Wim Laven

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2019 during the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C. Nathan Phillips showed what makes America great. The videos of his experience… Continue reading

Bill would offer more protections for health care ‘whistleblowers’ | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Healthcare professionals may gain protection from retaliation for reporting medical care violations even if they don’t… Continue reading

Test driving an anthem | The Petri Dish

Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday. “Strange Case of Governor Jay and President Inslee” might have been… Continue reading

Taxation with representation: Senate holds hearing on capital gains tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - People representing small business owners and low-income workers had plenty to say at a public hearing… Continue reading

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