Durkan takes early lead in primary to replace Seattle mayor
Early returns in Tuesday's primary election for Seattle mayor were showing former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan with a runaway lead.
The Times recommends: Jenny Durkan is by far best candidate for mayor
Jenny Durkan has the experience, perspective and ideas to lead Seattle through a moment of upheaval.
Whatcom adds person to help homeless struggling with opioids | The Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County will spend a little more than $100,000 a year to add a position to the Homeless Outreach Team to help people who are addicted to opiates.
Health care bills imperil regional economy | The Spokesman-Review
Congress should work on improving the ACA, not returning the country to a time when millions more Americans lacked health care coverage.
Port officials rightly slammed for illegal meetings on oil-export facility | The Seattle Times
A new state Supreme Court ruling rebukes secret meetings on a critical oil export facility, and sends a message to public agencies and judges alike about the importance of the state Open Meetings Act.
Evergreen story highlights how white liberals get it wrong
Students leave The Evergreen State College campus in Olympia after a threat prompted a student alert and evacuation on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The school remained closed until Monday afternoon, June 5. Credit: Tony Overman/The Olympian via AP
Trumpism in Washington State: 5 Worst Bills in Legislature - Fuse Washington
Republicans in the Washington state legislature are supposed to be on finding $3.5 billion to fund K-12 education this budget year, but once again, the Washington state GOP is more interested in protecting their special interest donors and passing #EverythingButEducation.
Connelly: The prime of Attorney General Ferguson -- our next governor? - seattlepi.com
Washington AG Bob Ferguson speaks after federal judge grants restraining order halting enforcement of President Trump's executive order on immigration
Five Ways Trump’s Budget Proposal Would Harm Washington State — Budget and Policy Center
President Trump has promised to be a champion of people left behind by the economy. However, his budget takes aim at the very programs that serve them. In fact, all of the cuts come from the Non-Defense Discretionary spending area of the federal budget. This part of the budget funds key priorities like job training, education, affordable housing, and basic supports for children, families, and the aging. It also includes funding for border security, veterans' benefits, and the FBI, but since Congress is unlikely to cut these areas, programs that help workers and families would be particularly hard hit.