Politics

Tirman to step down from Bainbridge Island City Council

Bainbridge Island Councilman Matthew Tirman announced Tuesday he will be resigning his seat from the city council. Tirman made the unexpected announcement at the start… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state… Continue reading

Dear Democrats: Beat Bernie Sanders, Or You’ll Feel the Burn | Dick Polman

What a dire scenario: A corrupt Republican president soaked in scandal wins re-election in part because dimwitted Democrats decide to nominate a small-state senator who’s… Continue reading

Governor signs into law tax bill to help fund higher education | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Fewer businesses will be asked to foot the bill for higher education programs after Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6492… Continue reading

Donald Trump’s Fantasy World | Mel Gurtov

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up Donald Trump’s speech, saying he was “shredding the truth.” It was quite a moment, and though she took some… Continue reading

History Will Remember Romney, Not Collins | John L. Micek

When future historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look to one man: Sen. Mitt Romney.… Continue reading

A Senate Only a Roman Emperor Could Love | John L. Micek

The next time someone tells you the U.S. Senate is the world’s greatest deliberative body, your answer should be no longer than two words: Marco… Continue reading

Trump’s 156th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president* continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 156th week as president. This week’s contributing artists: Emad… Continue reading

‘Where’s my Roy Cohn?’ | Winslow Myers

At one point when he felt under siege by possible indictments and impeachable offenses, the president whined petulantly, “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” The question became… Continue reading

Trump shoots Romney at prayer breakfast; GOP shrugs | Steve Klinger

President Donald Trump pulled out a handgun at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning and shot Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, fatally wounding him. A day… Continue reading

Lawmakers consider a grow-your-own recreational marijuana bill | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - People may be allowed to grow up to six of their own cannabis plants and up to 15 plants per household if the… Continue reading

Advisory votes on tax increases under fire | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Advisory votes that give voters a chance to let lawmakers know their opinions on legislation to increase taxes may be removed from future… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state… Continue reading

Well-Organized Sanders Revolution Poised for Iowa Win | Peter Funt

AMES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders supporters like to think of themselves as revolutionaries, but what worries Democratic opponents is their more important skill: organizing. The… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose cap and trade amid continued push for an emission-reduction policy | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A proposed cap and trade program is under consideration in the senate as lawmakers continue to explore ways to meet the state’s greenhouse… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer: ‘I still believe that no one is above the law’

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer said Americans didn’t get a fair trial during the Senate’s impeachment hearing on President Donald Trump. Kilmer, a 6th Congressional District… Continue reading

Sen. Murray votes ‘yes’ on impeaching President Trump

Washington state’s senior senator voted Thursday to impeach President Donald Trump. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued a statement following her historic vote of “guilty”… Continue reading

Bainbridge resident to be Rep. Kilmer’s guest at State of the Union

Mike Kelly, a climate activist from Bainbridge Island, will be the guest of Congressman Derek Kilmer at the State of the Union address. Kelly is… Continue reading

Goodbye, Democracy. Hello, King Donald the First. | Dick Polman

Back in December of 2015, on the cusp of the 2016 presidential primaries, when candidate Trump was previewing his Putinesque behavior, I warned in a… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer hosts town hall on Facebook

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer will host a Facebook Live Town Hall next week. Residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District are invited to log in to… Continue reading

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