Amid pious protesters, Satanists conduct a ritual on the Capitol steps | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Congregants from the Seattle-based Satanic Temple of Washington drew a crowd of prayerful onlookers Friday as they hoisted their pentagram and conducted a… Continue reading

Turnout for 2020 Presidential Primary now past 20 percent in Kitsap County

Voter turnout for the 2020 Presidential Primary in Kitsap County has now surpassed 20 percent. A total of 20.25 percent of eligible voters — that’s… Continue reading

Senator Murray presses health officials on testing for coronavirus

If someone in Washington, D.C. is actually in charge of the federal response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, U.S. Senator Patty Murray would certainly… Continue reading

Coronavirus, Thanks To Trump | Tom H. Hastings

Trump has tossed open the door to coronavirus coming into the U.S. Thanks, Dear Leader. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had protocols for managing… Continue reading

Why I Went to the State of the Union | Mike Kelly

When President Trump gave his State of the Union address earlier this month, I was in the House Gallery as a guest of Representative Derek… Continue reading

Trump Blames Biden, Dems For Coronavirus | Steve Klinger

Breaking News from Garlic Press spicy satire for traumatic times President Trump this morning said the coronavirus will be “nothing serious” in the United States… Continue reading

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak | 2020 Legislative Session

Fourteen schools temporarily closed due to outbreak concerns

Ballots already in for 15 percent of Kitsap voters for next week’s Washington State 2020 Presidential Primary

More than 15 percent of Kitsap County voters have already cast ballots in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Washington state will hold its presidential primary on… Continue reading

Senate Republicans propose alternative solutions to Washington’s homelessness crisis | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Republican senators pitched their own ideas to address Washington state’s homelessness crisis following the supplemental budgets unveiled by Democratic lawmakers this week. On… Continue reading

Senators balance transportation budget despite revenue shortfall caused by I-976 | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Facing a shortfall of $450 million, lawmakers patched together a budget to fund highway maintenance, the Washington State Patrol and other transportation projects.… Continue reading

White Working-class Men May Be Just The Voting Bloc To Help Defeat Trump | Rob Okun

Working-class white men supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 71 percent to 23 percent… Why? — Robert D. Francis, “Him, Not Her: Why Working-Class… Continue reading

Democrats Can’t Lose Focus on Battleground States | John L. Micek

After a commanding performance in Nevada last weekend, the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination sure does seem to be swinging Bernie Sanders‘ way. With… Continue reading

Senate Democrats propose $5 million to assist businesses disrupted by coronavirus pandemic fears | 2020 Legislative Session

OlYMPIA - A last-minute amendment to the senate Democratic Caucus supplemental operating budget earmarks $5 million to help businesses negatively impacted by international responses to… Continue reading

GOP leadership doubts effectiveness of proposed homelessness spending | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Republican leaders in Washington state said they are not confident that spending on homelessness proposed by the Democrats will produce significant results. On… Continue reading

Embarrassing moments from Trump’s visit to India | Mel Gurtov

Donald Trump abroad never ceases to entertain with his ignorance and misstatements. As India’s leaders learned from Trump’s previous visits to Saudi Arabia and China,… Continue reading

Trump Betrays His Promise to Protect and Fight for American Workers | Lawrence Wittner

Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them… Continue reading

#Traitors4Trump | Tom H. Hastings

The fake president in the White House is a traitor, a liar, a braggart, and a tool. Trump is violating the Constitution every chance he… Continue reading

Here’s how Bernie can beat Trump! (Possibly. Theoretically.) | Dick Polman

Bernie Sanders’ sweeping win in the Nevada Democratic caucus will surely prompt the Russians to pop Champagne. They’ve been reportedly boosting Bernie behind the scenes,… Continue reading

State lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from warrantless arrests at court | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Undocumented immigrants in Washington state may no longer need to fear unexpected arrests thanks to the protection that legislation currently under consideration in… Continue reading

Olympia’s Money Struggles | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The latest revenue forecast for the state is presenting Democratic budget writers in the House and Senate with a new challenge. Too much… Continue reading