Dogged by the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration’s interference with the census schedule, the latest expected release date — six months past the March 31 legal deadline — could throw upcoming elections into chaos in states facing tight redistricting deadlines for Congress, as well as state and local offices. Continue Reading 6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Complicate 2022 Mid-Term Elections
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, a top Senate Democrat, revealed Friday that she came “inches away” from an encounter with violent rioters during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, speaking publicly about the experience for the first time as the Senate continued the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Continue Reading Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray Recounts ‘Horrific’ Encounter With Capitol Insurrectionists
Citing Inequalities, Washington Official Wants To End Use Of Credit Scores For Setting Insurance Rates
How much you pay for auto, home and renters insurance depends a lot on your credit score. If your credit is good, you tend to pay less. If it’s not so good, you likely pay more. Now, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler wants to ban the use of credit-based insurance scoring to set rates. He says it’s a matter of racial justice. Continue Reading Citing Inequalities, Washington Official Wants To End Use Of Credit Scores For Setting Insurance Rates
We have a special place in history. Never have Americans been so experienced in presidential impeachment as we. Two impeachments in just more than a single year. Nonetheless, experience does not yield understanding. Impeachment is a rare and confusing process. This is just the fourth presidential impeachment in history. And each impeachment process and set of arguments is slightly or dramatically different from the last. Continue Reading How To Watch, What To Know: Your Guide To The Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump
In southeast Washington, the welfare of more than 50,000 head of cattle is worrying Tyson Fresh Meats. Can the herd continue to be fed and cared for while the company set up to guard over them, Easterday Ranches, files for federal bankruptcy? Continue Reading ‘Cattlegate’ Moves Forward: What About Those Cows As Easterdays, Tyson Battle Over Herd Of 54,000
During a special meeting Thursday, the commission voted to let the state parks director decide if daylight restrictions can be lifted or modified after the Navy’s nine-month trial period is up, as long as the Navy complies with limits on when and where it will conduct training operations. Continue Reading Washington State Parks Commission Changes Plan On Navy Usage For SEAL Training
Groups representing women and sexual assault survivors are denouncing the appointment of former state Sen. Joe Fain to the state redistricting commission, a body that will shape Washington state politics for the next decade. Fain, 40, narrowly lost his reelection bid in November 2018, after being accused of raping a woman years earlier. The former Republican state senator represented south King County’s 47th Legislative District for two terms. Continue Reading Assault Survivor Groups Denounce Former State Senator On Washington Redistricting Commission
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he looks forward to signing a $2.2 billion COVID relief bill in the coming days. The measure cleared the Legislature Wednesday after a bipartisan vote in the state Senate. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Pass $2.2 Billion COVID Relief Bill, Now Heads To Governor’s Desk
Rescheduled fall sports seasons for high school athletes are kicking off this month in large parts of Washington state and Oregon. The general happiness this brought came with a dose of consternation among some coaches and families over strict COVID-19 safety guidelines set down by state health authorities. Continue Reading School Sports Make A Comeback In The Northwest, With Mask Rules Adding Level Of Difficulty
Tim Eyman, the watch salesman-turned-antitax folk hero whose initiative campaigns have bedeviled state and local governments across Washington for decades, will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees, under a judge’s ruling Wednesday that blasted him for using donor’s contributions to line his own pocket. Continue Reading Washington Initiative Promoter Tim Eyman Fined $2.6M, Barred From Political Committees In Lawsuit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new research on Wednesday that found wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers more protection against the coronavirus, as does tying knots on the ear loops of surgical masks. Those findings prompted new guidance on how to improve mask fit at a time of concern over fast-spreading variants of the virus. Continue Reading CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against COVID-19
The Washington State Patrol is mourning the loss of a trooper killed in an avalanche while off duty. Fifty-one year old Trooper Steve Houle died Monday while snowmobiling in Kittitas County. Continue Reading Washington State Patrol Trooper Killed In Avalanche While Snowmobiling In Kittitas County
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