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Study: WA Supreme Court analysis finds progressive domination of donations, decisions
A Ballotpedia analysis of Washington state Supreme Court candidate campaign finance and court case outcomes between 2013 and 2022 shows that progressive candidates and causes dominate in the Evergreen State.
Washington revenue forecasts yet to feel the effect of Jeff Bezos move
Earlier this month Jeff Bezos announced plans to move from Washington to Florida, but the seismic shift of potential tax dollars lost from his paying of the state's capital gains tax has yet to be felt.
Benton County judge censured, agrees to total sobriety after DUIs
The WA Supreme Court has censured and suspended a Benton County District Court judge without pay for 30 days after he was arrested on a DUI charge early this year.
State recommendations for sex offenders would be a ‘tough act,’ says legislator
(The Center Square) – The state Sex Offender Policy Board in recent years has made recommendations to the state Legislature that would reduce sentencing for distributing or possession child pornography and loosen restrictions on housing for convicted sex offenders. H...
Seattle City Council shoots down $1.5M police surveillance technology reduction
An amendment to transfer $1.5 million dedicated to police surveillance technology to fund services for tiny house villages in Seattle has been rejected by a majority of the Seattle City Council.
Washington State Needs More Parking Spaces for Truckers
The Washington Trucking Associations and its national counterpart, the American Trucking Associations, are urging Gov. Jay Inslee to tap into federal funding to address the state’s lack of big rig parking.
Washington Farm Bureau Asks Lawmakers To Settle Ag Fuel Dispute
The Washington Farm Bureau is urging state lawmakers to address a multi-million-dollar dispute with the Department of Ecology over a tax exemption for fuels used for agricultural purposes and transporting agricultural products on public highways.
Seattle’s affordable housing levy points to passage with initial election results
The City of Seattle's Affordable Housing Levy currently sits at 66% approval by voters, as initial results are being tallied as part of the 2023 general election.
Woodward narrowly trails Brown, Wilkerson leads Plese, Jail failing, homeless ban approved in Spokane
Challenger Lisa Brown has taken a thin lead over incumbent Nadine Woodward in their race for Spokane mayor, based on preliminary returns in Tuesday’s general election.
Anti-Initiative 1 group in Spokane County quickly amasses half a million dollars
A new group recently formed in opposition to an initiative increasing the Spokane County sales tax for expanding jail services has quickly amassed $500,000 in funding, primarily from two large donors.