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Critics call for reform of WA redistricting process after commission failure

Now, legislators and other observers are talking about ways to prevent a repeat of last week’s spectacle — from enacting new transparency reforms to overhauling the state’s redistricting system more dramatically. "I had...

A Q&A with Kim Wyman, departing WA secretary of state

After nine years as Washington’s secretary of state, Wyman is stepping down to take a new job in Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration. Friday marks her last full day in office before...

In a first, court will decide new WA redistricting plan as commission falters

Under state law, the four voting members of the commission had until the end of Monday to decide how to redraw the state’s 10 congressional districts and 49 legislative districts. At least...

​​New WA political maps a mystery after final redistricting meeting

The four voting members of the commission had until the end of Monday to approve new congressional and legislative district maps and send them to the state Legislature. But it wasn’t immediately clear...

Gov. Inslee announces new pick for Washington's new Secretary of State

Hobbs, who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, has often clashed with Inslee on policy matters. For many years, Hobbs opposed Inslee’s efforts to enact a new low-carbon fuel standard to reduce emissions...

Gov. Inslee announces pick for Washington's new Secretary of State

Hobbs, who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, has often clashed with Inslee on policy matters. For many years, Hobbs opposed Inslee’s efforts to enact a new low-carbon fuel standard to reduce emissions...

WA lawmakers want new police decertification law to apply to past misconduct

Now some lawmakers are dismayed that the state commission won’t consider pulling Troyer’s license — and that the commission says it can’t even consider going after Troyer using its new authority. Certain legislators,...

King County races: What to watch as election results roll in

A majority of King County Council seats are also up for election, with five incumbent council members facing challengers this year.Many local cities, including Bellevue, Kent, Renton and SeaTac, also have competitive...

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